Match the communication theories with their descriptions by placing the letter of the description in the blank.
Social penetration theory
Communication accommodation theory
Spiral of silence theory
Relational dialectics theory
Muted group theory
Communication privacy management theory
Organizational culture theory
Organizational information theory
Symbolic interaction theory
Cognitive dissonance theory
Expectancy violations theory
Explains why parties to communication experience conflicting pulls that cause relationships to be in a constant state of flux. The closer individuals become to one another, the more conflict arises to pull them apart.
Explains why certain groups in society are muted, which means they are either silent or not heard
Explains why, as relationships develop, communication moves from less intimate levels to more intimate, more personal levels
Explains why people tend to remain silent when they think their views are in the minority
Explains how organizations make sense of the information that is essential for their existence
Explains some of the reasons for changes to speech as individuals attempt to emphasize or minimize the social differences between themselves and their interlocutors
Explains that people are essentially storytellers who make decisions on the basis of good reasons. History, biography, culture, and character determine what people consider good reasons.
Explains the process that people use to manage the relationship between concealing and revealing private information
Explains meanings for routine organizational events, thereby reducing the amount of...
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