By Valerian J. Derlaga, John H. Berg
Decisions approximately self-disclosure-whether to bare one's techniques, consider ings, or prior stories to a different individual, or the extent of intimacy of such disclosure-are a part of the standard lifetime of such a lot folks. the character of the choices individual makes can have an influence on his or her existence. they'll ensure the categories of relationships the individual has with others; how others understand her or him; and the measure of self wisdom and wisdom that the individual possesses. The research of self-disclosure has experts from many disciplines, together with character and social psychologists, medical and counseling psychologists, and communications researchers. Our e-book brings jointly the paintings of specialists from those a variety of disciplines with the wish that wisdom approximately paintings being performed on self-disclosure in similar disciplines can be elevated. a robust emphasis in all of the chapters is concept improvement and the mixing of principles approximately self-disclosure. The book's chapters discover 3 significant components, together with the interrelationship of self-disclosure and character in addition to the function of self-disclosure within the improvement, upkeep, and deterioration of non-public relationships, and the con tribution of self-disclosure to psychotherapy, marital remedy, and counseling.