A First Look At Communication Theory : Ninth Edition ( 2015 ) And Charles Berger's Uncertainty Reduction Theory

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Have you ever seen someone that you were attracted to but have never actually had a conversation with them? Even better have you met someone and you don’t really talk to each other long but by the end of the conversation you ask them to follow you on one of your various social media pages? You go your separate ways and somehow find yourself keeping up with them through social media. This is very common in today’s society because face-to-face interactions are not only way of forming friendships or even relationships. We are constantly surrounded by uncertainty and change in our everyday life even if we do not realize it. Meeting new people is not always easy but fortunately there are a few ways that you can cope with this uncertainty. Our book A first look at Communication Theory: Ninth Edition (2015) and Charles Berger’s Uncertainty Reduction Theory he states that (URT) focuses on how human communication is used to gain knowledge and create understanding. This paper will narrow in on the topic of ways to cope with uncertainty in a friendship that has the possibility to become a relationship. While most social interactions have some purpose or intention behind them they are not always seen clearly through the language that we use. Language is extremely important in any interaction because it can help you understand how comfortable a person is by how they are speaking or disclose certain information to you. According to the article written by Jones, The Self-Reported Reasons

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