Name of Theory
Communication privacy management; Communication boundary management
Communication permeates every dimension of life. Scholars from numerous fields have attempted to examine various aspects of communication, from what is being communicated to how it is being perceived and what impact it has on internal, interpersonal, and system-level variables. Communication is especially integral to the development, maintenance, and dissolution of couples and family systems. As such, numerous frameworks have been created to help practitioners organize and understand the processes involved in communication and the mechanisms of action specific to them. Within each framework, however, there rests an underlying assumption that certain cognitive processes – or mental activities – shape and direct the messages being sent and influence how these messages are understood.
This entry is by no means exhaustive, but rather serves as an overview of...
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