Video and Multimedia

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Video 1: Privacy Is Harmful: Jason Pyle at TEDxReno

Description: Communication privacy deals with ownership and permeability. In this TED talk, Jason Pyle argues that privacy is harmful to our relationships and political interactions. Do you agree or disagree with this argument?

Video 2: Good Boundaries Free You--Sarri Gilman--TEDxSnolsleLibraries

Description: Communication privacy management (CPM) theory explains how privacy boundaries are maintained. In this TED talk, Sarri Gilman discusses the value of setting healthy boundaries in relationship to improve the quality of our lives. How can you develop healthy boundaries in your relationships?

Video 3: Post-It (Short Film)

Description: Chapter 6 focuses on the depth and breadth of self-disclosure. In this short film entitled “Post-It,” two strangers meet and use self-disclosure to develop a relationship.

Video 4: It’s Time for “The Talk”

Description: Topic avoidance occurs in family and romantic relationships about important issues. Chapter 6 discusses how topic avoidance is common in close relationships. This video argues that talking about finances is a taboo topic. After viewing this video, why do you think it is difficult for individuals to talk about finances?

Video 5: Kids Tell Their Parents a Long-Held Secret

Description: Intrafamily secrets occur when individuals keep secrets from other family members. In this video, children reveal their long-held secrets to their parents. Think about what relationship-, individual-, or information-based motivations they had in keeping this secret away for the longest of time.

Audio 1: Can Dating App Hinge Make You Talk, Not Swipe?

Description: Initiating romantic relationships online can be difficult. Several apps like Hinge have emerged to facilitate the dating culture through self-disclosure. Chapter 6 demonstrated how the disclosure-liking hypothesis can be applicable to both face-to-face and online relationships. How can the disclosure-liking hypothesis be applicable to apps like Hinge?

Audio 2: Self-Disclosure to Parents in Emerging Adulthood

Description: As we know from Chapter 6, there are risks associated with self-disclosure. In this Relationship Matters podcast, Dr. Jiang discusses self-disclosure of emerging adults to their parents. As individuals age, how do individuals balance connection and autonomy in parent–child communication?

Audio 3: Why Would You Share a Secret With a Stranger

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Description: Chapter 6 provides us with three general motivations for engaging in secret-keeping behaviors. In this NPR talk, Frank Warren tells us about his website called “PostSecret” and how it enables people to confess their darkest and deepest secrets that they have never disclosed to anyone. Why do you think people continue to mail in their relationship secrets?

Web 1: Disclosing News to Adult Children in Ways That Build Relational Closeness

Description: Parents often struggle to self-disclose a variety of sensitive topics to their children. This Communication Currents article discusses a self-disclosure study that focuses on ways to build relational closeness between parents and their children.

Web 2: Self-Disclosure Test (General Communication)

Description: Chapter 6 discusses the skill of self-disclosure in relationships. To find out about your self-disclosure strengths and weaknesses in relationships, take the Self-Disclosure Test.

Web 3: Why Secrets Can Ruin Relationships

Description: How do you manage privacy and secret-keeping in your relationships? In this Psychology Today article, Dr. Robert Weiss discusses how keeping secrets can sometimes be harmful to relationships. Would you agree or disagree with this article?

Web 4: Why Healthy Relationships Always Have Boundaries & How to Set Boundaries in Yours

Description: Boundary management can benefit your relationships. In this Psych Central blog, Margarita Tartakovsky discusses how to set healthy boundaries between yourself and your romantic partner.