Learning Objectives

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, patterns of disclosure, cultural issues, and sex and sex role on self-disclosing.
8.4 Present explanations for self-disclosing behavior.
8.5 Explore the interface between technology and self-disclosing behavior.
8.6 Use skills to enhance effectiveness in self-disclosing.