Uncertainty, Information Management, and Disclosure Decisions: Theories and Applications

1st Edition

Tamara Afifi, Walid Afifi

Published July 27, 2009
Reference - 432 Pages
ISBN 9780415965163 - CAT# RT20533

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This volume integrates scholarly work on disclosure and uncertainty with the most up-to-date, cutting edge research, theories, and applications. Uncertainty is an ever-present part of human relationships, and the ways in which people reduce and/or manage uncertainty involves regulating their communication with others through revealing and concealing information. This collection is devoted to collating knowledge in these areas, advancing theory and presenting work that is socially meaningful.

This work includes contributions from renowned scholars in interpersonal uncertainty and information regulation, focusing on processes that bridge boundaries within and across disciplines, while maintaining emphasis on interpersonal contexts. Disciplines represented here include interpersonal, family, and health communication, as well as relational and social psychology. Key features of the volume include:

  • comprehensive coverage integrating the latest research on disclosure, information seeking, and uncertainty
  • a highly theoretical content, socially meaningful in nature (applied to real-world contexts)
  • an interdisciplinary approach that crosses sub-fields within communication.

This volume is a unique and timely resource for advanced study in interpersonal, health, or family communication. With its emphasis on theory, the book is an excellent resource for graduate courses addressing theory and/or theory construction, and it will also appeal to scholars interested in applied research.


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