A good objective theory

Social penetration, expectancy violations, and uncertainty reduction. All are objective theories in the socio-psychological tradition and thus make claims to social-scientific rigor.

Let’s see how they stack up. In this essay use the criteria that Griffin argues on pages 25-29 make for a good objective theory to compare and contrast how these three meet or fail to meet each criteria.

Prediction of future events
Explanation of the data
Relative simplicity
Hypotheses that can be tested
Practical utility
Quantitative research

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