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Social Penetration Theory

  • By: Vijai N. Giri
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

We all are bound to have some kind of relationship with someone. People become strangers, acquaintances, or friends depending on their needs and situations. Why do some relationships progress quickly, whereas others move very slowly to reach a level of intimacy? These questions motivated ...

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