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Interpersonal Communication in Close Relationships
Dr. Kelly McAninch
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COM 313: Interpersonal Communication in Close Relationships, Spring 2016 Study Guide – Exam 2 Communicating Identity ­ Chapter 2  1 .     Be able to define and distinguish between:  o Identity: the person you believe you are and that you communicate to others. o  Self­presentation. : Involves the things you do in order to portray a certain image of  yourself.  2 .     Be able to describe the communication theory of identity, including the definitions of the  following concepts: personal frame, enactment frame, relationship frame, and communal  frame.   Communication theory of identity: 1. Personal Frame2. Enactment Frame 3. Relationship Frame4. Communal Frame  Personal frame: you thinking about your strengths and weaknesses.  Enactment: how we build our identity in interactions with others  Relationship frame: develop our identity over time in our relationships  Communal frame: identity is constructed through culture and frames  3 .     Be able to explain the seven principles of identity management (from textbook).  1. Image is Indispensable 2. Entertainment Rules 3. Success is about Consumption 4. Meditated Presence is Essential 5. Everyone is Present 6. No Gatekeepers 7. Privacy is uncool if not impossible 4. Be able to describe politeness theory, including definitions of the following concepts:  positive face, negative face, face­threatening acts (FTAs), bald­on­record strategies, positive  politeness, negative politeness, off­record strategies, and deciding not to engage in FTA  strategy. o Positive face: The image of being likable and/or valuable o Negative face: The image of being in control of life; independent o Face threatening acts; Saying something that calls into question a persons' likability  or independence. o Bald on record strategies: characterized by primary attention to task and little  attention to helping the partner save face. o Positive politeness: Intended to address the partner's positive face while still  accomplishing the task. o Negative politeness: Intended to address the partner's negative face while still  accomplishing the task. o Off records strategies: Characterized by primary attention to face and little attention  to task o Deciding not to engage in FTA's: individuals often chose to forgo face­ threatening tasks completely in face or preserving face Drawing People Together (Attraction) ­ Chapter 3  5 .     Be able to define and distinguish between these concepts: o  Physical attraction: being attracted to someone’s outward appearance o Task attraction: being attracted to someone because they can help you accomplish  goals. o Social attraction: Basic Liking; being attracted to someone for who they seem to be.  6 .     Be able to answer the following questions about physiological attraction from the video we  watched during lecture:  o What are pheromones?  o What happens in your body’s chemistry during a first kiss?  7 .     Be able to explain and give examples of fatal attraction, be able explain three factors that  make fatal attraction more likely, and be able to describe two explanations about why fatal  attraction occurs.  o Fatal Attraction: the same characteristics that attract you to someone often  contribute to the termination of the relationship. EX: Not showing your true self at  the beginning of a relationship o Why does Fatal Attraction occur? People case prominent qualities as either positive  or negative. People often hide or ignore negative qualities. o Various Ways people are attracted to one another:  o Attitudinal Similarity o Matching Hypothesis o Reinforcement Model  8 .     Be able to explain various ways that people are attracted to similar others (e.g., attitudinal  similarity/reinforcement model, physical attractiveness/matching hypothesis).  o Attitudinal Similarity: People are similar in attitudes, beliefs and values. People can  have actual similarity or perceived similarity. o Matching Hypothesis: our tendency to be attracted to those because of their physical attractiveness being similar to ours. o Reinforcement Model: our tendency to be attracted to others because they reinforce  our beliefs and views as correct.  9 .     Be able to define complementarity in attraction, and explain two conditions in which  complementarity works in relationships.   o Complementary in Attraction: a much better predictor of attraction and liking when  linked to behavior or resources and not attitudes and values. o What are 2 ways people are attracted to similar others?  o Attitudinal Similarity o Matching Hypothesis Self­Disclosure and Privacy – Chapter 6  10 .   Be able to define and give examples of self­disclosure. o Correlates of self­disclosure: Health, liking o Reasons for disclosing: Build intimacy, read instrumental rewards, establish  reciprocity o Reasons for not disclosing: Avoid being vulnerable, futility, preserve the  relationship, protect face  11 .   Be able to explain the six ways that self­disclosure varies (e.g., depth, breadth, frequency). o  12 .   Be able to explain social penetration theory and the disclosure­liking hypothesis as they  relate to developing close relationships. In other words, what promotes relationship  development according to social penetration theory and the disclosure­liking hypothesis?  Also, be able to explain exceptions to the disclosure­liking hypothesis (i.e., when self­ disclosure is NOT positively related to liking, see lecture notes and pp. 135­136 in textbook). o Disclosure­liking hypothesis: When a sender discloses to a receiver, the receiver  will like the sender more o Liking­disclosure hypothesis: People will disclose more to receiver they like  13 .   Be able to describe the reasons for keeping secrets, and the consequences for secret­keeping  and secret­revealing (from textbook). 


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