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Communication Theory- Article Analysis
Journalism & Communication
Pages 3 (753 words)
Name Subject Tutor Date Analysis of Daniel Chornet-Roses’ “Using Students’ Prior Knowledge to Teach Social Penetration Theory” The Social Penetration Theory is one of the key communication theories as evidenced by its application in various research undertakings, criticism and intellectual debates.
Through a process of self-disclosure, communication gradually moves from shallow to intimate as a function of immediate and forecast outcomes as the interpersonal relationship develops. The movement from superficial to intimate levels follows the stages of; orientation, where superficial disclosure following social norms and appropriateness are made. The next stage- exploratory affective- entails moderate disclosure on general topics, followed by the affective stage where disclosure of private and personal matters takes place. The stable stage is a plateau level in which personal things are shared and emotions predicted, while the last stage- depenetration- entails a breakdown of the relationship following withdrawal of disclosure (Greene and Burleson 693; Gibbs, Ellison and Heino 152-177). This study analyzes Daniel Chornet-Roses’ “Using Students’ Prior Knowledge to Teach Social Penetration Theory” in terms of the main purpose, hypothesis, methodology and results before arriving at an appropriate conclusion on the implications of the Social Penetration Theory. Analysis “Using Students’ Prior Knowledge to Teach Social Penetration Theory” Chornet-Rose (150) acknowledges that appreciating student’s existing ideas and beliefs about a given subject enhances the experiences of learning. ...
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