The Wedding Planner • Mary (Jennifer Lopez) • Steve (Matthew McConaughey)
Self-Disclosureby Dorothy Hill • Definition: • Self-disclosure is the process of deliberately revealing information about oneself that is significant and that would not normally be known by others • 1. Deliberate • 2. Significant • 3. Not known to others
The Johari Window Joseph Luft & Harry Ingham
Content of Self-Disclosure • Facts • Opinions and attitudes • Emotions and feelings “Every person is an animated questionnaire”- Sidney Jourard 1971
Reciprocity • A two way street • One act of self-disclosure begets another. • Mutual self-disclosure plays a causative role in intimate relationships
Conclusion • Disclosure behavior has been associated with physical health and success in close relationships. It is complex, multifaceted and will continue to be the subject of research.