Reduction Theory

Explain three of the five assumptions about Uncertainty Reduction Theory that are presented by the authors.
Provide an example of a time in your life when you experienced uncertainty about communicating with another person. Describe how you could have used each of the following strategies to reduce your level of uncertainty: passive, active, interactive, extractive.
Discuss various times when we should be cautious in our self-disclosures. Why should self-disclosure be used sparingly in these instances? What are unique about these situations as opposed to our intimate relationships with our family, friends, or romantic partners?
Evaluate Social Penetration Theory using our standard criteria for theory evaluation