Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to

8–1 Understand the complexity of self-disclosure

8–2 Explain the reasons for engaging and not engaging in self-disclosures

8–3 Identify the effects of individual differences, relational issues, culture, sex and sex role, and channel on self-disclosing

8–4 Describe the principles of self-disclosure

8–5 Present explanations for selfdisclosing behavior

8–6 Use a variety of techniques to enhance effectiveness in self-disclosing