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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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