The theory of communication and uncertainty management: Implications from the wider realm of information behavior

Timothy P. Hogan, Dale E. Brashers

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Abstract

How people manage uncertainty has become an increasingly popular focus of research in the communication discipline (e.g., Berger, 2005; Goldsmith, 2001; Knobloch & Solomon, 2005), and across the social and behavioral sciences (e.g., Clayton, Mishel, &: Belyea, 2006; Dawson, Savitsky, & Dunning, 2006). The research and the theories represented in this volume demonstrate both the broad range of interests in this area, as well as the complexity of processes central to uncertainty management. The purpose of this chapter is to describe and to elaborate one theoretical basis for understanding those processes: the theory of communication and uncertainty management, also referred to as uncertainty management theory (UMT).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUncertainty, Information Management, and Disclosure Decisions
Subtitle of host publicationTheories and Applications
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages45-66
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781135890568
ISBN (Print)9780415965163
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Psychology(all)

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    Hogan, T. P., & Brashers, D. E. (2015). The theory of communication and uncertainty management: Implications from the wider realm of information behavior. In Uncertainty, Information Management, and Disclosure Decisions: Theories and Applications (pp. 45-66). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780203933046-11