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Department
Communications
Course
CMNS 1115
Professor
W.Yeung
Semester
Winter

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Reducing uncertainty Basic idea: we gather info on our environment in order to become certain of its meanings, our relation to it and our actions in it. Interaction: monitoring of and info gathering on others to reduce uncertainty Uncertainty reduction: our encounters with others work through informational cues by which we form a stable idea of them Types of certainty: Instrumental  ( identification) Predictive  (behavioral) Explanatory
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