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Chapter 12—Communication Privacy Management Theory
- Define the five core principles of communication privacy management theory in your own words. Which principle is most important? Least important? Why did you choose these two?
- Describe your privacy management regarding the following items: where you live, your major, your class schedule, your romantic status, and your GPA. Who can have access to this information? How permeable are these boundaries? Why do you manage privacy in this way?
- Griffin, Ledbetter, and Sparks classify CPM as an interpretive theory, yet the critique section notes the use of quantitative research to support the theory. Explain why CPM theory might be more amenable to quantitative/objective research than some other interpretive theories. Relational dialectics or coordinated management of meaning could serve as effective contrasts in your answer.
- One of the most vexing experiences described in this chapter is the confidentiality dilemma. Drawing on the ethical reflections in the textbook, define three guiding ethical principles for how to decide when to disclose information against a person’s wishes. Be sure to clearly connect these principles to the ideas of the ethical theorists.
- Principle 2 mentions five factors that influence privacy rule formation: culture, gender, motivation, context, and risk/benefit ratios. Which factor do you believe is most important in the formation of your privacy rules? Least important? Identify two additional influences on your privacy rule formation that do not appear on this list.
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