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CM 380 Interpersonal URT
Transcript of CM 380 Interpersonal URT
Uncertainty Reduction Theory
breadth and depth
influence of technology
"Knots of contradictions"
"Deliberate manipulation to lead others to false conclusions"
Types of lies:
Interaction: Both receiver and sender look for deception
ex: deceivers look for suspicion and adjust
"leakage" and "truth bias"
Lie to Me clip: microexpressions
Social Exchange Theory
exploratory affective exchange
*(later theory = nonlinear)
Weigh Cost vs. Rewards
in relationship decision making
Uncertainty Reduction Theory
Social Penetration Theory
1. Uncertainty decreases as amount of communication increases.
2. Nonverbal cues reduce uncertainty. Reduced uncertainty increases nonverbal cues.
3. High levels of uncertainty cause increases in information seeking.
4. High levels of uncertainty decreases intimacy.
5. High levels of uncertainty produce high rates of reciprocity.
6. Similarities reduce uncertainty.
7. Increases in uncertainty decrease liking.
Clip from the movie "Hitch"
Computer Mediated Communication
lack of nonverbal cues
Functions of affection or power:
intimacy, arousal, dominance
Step 1: Write a description of 1. your childhood home and 2. a family vacation. One should be truthful and one should be a lie. Exchange papers with someone. Try to determine which one is the lie.
Step 2: Repeat Step 1 only do it face-to-face with someone new.
Step 3: Assess the differences in lie detection.
Strategies for reducing uncertainty:
URT AXIOMS (Miller, 2010):
Researchers expanded URT to include:
on-going and continuous relationships
Clip from The Negotiator
Celebrities read mean Tweets
Examples of nonverbal:
We reduce uncertainty by seeking more information
Factors that affect our judgment:
attraction: "halo effect"
affiliation: assumptions based on similarity
passive: look for clues
active: indirectly ask or ask others
interactive: ask directly
do you plan to see this person again?
will you be required to interact again?
what is unusual or surprising?
(in positive and negative ways)
what are your goals?
how much uncertainty can you tolerate?
We are uncomfortable with uncertainty
We are motivated to reduce uncertainty