Need help with my Communications question – I’m studying for my class.
social penetration, expectancy violations, and uncertainty reduction. All are objective theories in the socio-psychological tradition and thus make claims to social-scientific rigor.
Let’s see how they stack up. In this essay use the criteria that Griffin argues on pages 25-29 make for a “good” objective theory to compare and contrast how these three meet – or fail to meet – each criteria.
- Prediction of future events
- Explanation of the data
- Relative simplicity
- Hypotheses that can be tested
- Practical utility
- Quantitative research
Spend your time comparing and contrasting, not describing individual theories. Aim for 600 words