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Self-disclosure is a major factor in the development, maintenance and deterioration of a relationship. This volume explores how individuals negotiate with their relationship partners: what, where, when and how they communicate personal feelings and thoughts.

Among the issues examined are: how close relationships and self-disclosure are mutually transformative; how subcultural differences between men and women influence self-disclosure in relationships; how the vulnerability and risk associated with disclosing personal information leads partners to be concerned about privacy regulation; and how stress-reducing disclosure, associated with the willingness to talk about stressful events, provides both a means of coping with unp

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About the author (1993)

Dr. Derlega is Professor of Psychology at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia. His research interests focus on self-disclosure in close relationships, coping with chronic diseases (especially HIV/AIDS), and gender roles. Dr. Derlega has written and/or edited a number of books on self-disclosure, social interaction and privacy issues in living with HIV, and gender and close relationships. His most recent book (with Kathryn Greene, Gust Yep, and Sandra Petronio) is, "PRIVACY AND DISCLOSURE OF HIV IN INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIP: A SOURCEBOOK FOR RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS.

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