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Allensworth, Nicole J. – 1996
Social penetration has been described by S.W. Littlejohn (1992) as "the process of increasing disclosure and intimacy in a relationship." The phrase "social penetration" originated with I. Altman and D. Taylor, the foremost researchers in this area. From other theories, Altman and Taylor developed a unified theory which…
Descriptors: College Students, Definitions, Higher Education, Interpersonal Communication