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Uncertainty Reduction Theory

  • By: Charles R. Berger
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Human relationships are fraught with uncertainty. From initial encounters between complete strangers to enduring close relationships, individuals experience uncertainties about their relationship partners as individuals and uncertainties about their relationships. Uncertainty ...

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