ERIC Number: ED178987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Self-Disclosure in Speech Communication Pedagogy: A Case Against Overemphasis.
Judd, Larry R.
Noting that speech communication educators have developed a unique interpretation of the nature and role of self-disclosure in interpersonal communication--that it is essential in enhancing interpersonal relations and in bringing about improved mental adjustment--this paper contends that such an approach to communication overemphasizes the self-disclosure role. It argues that there is insufficient evidence to support the belief that the goals of better mental adjustment and improved interpersonal relationships will be realized by a majority of the consumers of the approach. (Author/FL)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Self Disclosure
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