Special Topics in Communication
Special Topics in Communication COMM 4800
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Date Created: 09/23/15
Page 1 Review Sheet Exam 1 Comm 4800Relationship Communication The exam will cover material from all assigned chapters as well as all lectures and handouts The list that follows represents key areas of the textbookand lecturesto study for the exam In general focus on the topics we have covered in class I will not ask you anything that comes purely from the text if it is not listed below The exam will include a combination of short answers of relevant concepts some multiple choice and one essay question Please feel free to contact me through email or of ce hours if you have any questions Chapter One Main ideas Most messages contain information both at the content level and the relationship level 1 In chapter one there are 8 dimensions that we can use to describe communication in relationships eg narrowbroad What are they De ne in your own words these dimensions 2 With the 8 dimensions of communication come up with an elaborate example that represents the type of communication that occurs either when you first meet someone or when you are in a close relationship with someone 3 What are the 5 misconceptions of communication 4 What are the major aspects that a competent communicator needs to consider before he or she starts to talk e g context both parties needs and lines of reasoning Provide concrete examples to illustrate your points Chapter Two Main ideas There are various phases of coming together and coming apart Within each stage of relationship development and dissolution emphasis is placed on the communication behaviors that typically characterize that stage 1 De ne in your own words the ve stages of coming together For each stage coming up with an elaborate example to explain the typical communication behaviors occurring in that stage Describe the several directions available for movement through the relationship stages Theories Dialectical Theory and Social Exchange Theory provide two different ways of looking at how relationships change Offer e a brief description of each theory 4 What are the Basic 6 Contradictions in relationship development according to Dialectical Theory De ne the following terms a Norm of reciprocity p 57 b Equity note the focus is on whether the ratio of bene ts to contributions is similar for both partners P 53 9 V39 Page 2 Chapter Three Main ideas Understand interpersonal needs of communicators across the life cycle 1 9 4 V39 Most of our interpersonal behaviors derive from our fundamental interpersonal needs inclusion control and affection Provide some welldeveloped examples to illustrate how relationship initiation development termination behaviors are directly tied to these needs Define symmetrical relationship and complementary relationships Sometimes our own predispositions and needs may color our perceptions of other s behavior Define what Selffulfilling prophecy is and explain how such kind of perception distortion occurs refer to p 80 and relevant class lecture A number of researchers have noted gender differences in communication behaviors such as gender differences manifested in providing or receiving emotional support Relating to a relationship you are involved in or familiar with a illustrate the potential similarities and differences of interpersonal needs between females and males and b explore the underlying sociocultural forces that mold and shape individuals behaviors Define the following terms Sandbagging a control strategy p 74 Overhelping a control strategy p 74 Chapter Four Main ideas The physical and cultural environment in uence how we communicate l N Define in your own words the 6 types of perceptions about communication environments According to the research in popular literature Kidd and her followers identified three periods of time in popular literature three visions with each period representing a distinct set of values and guideline for interpersonal relationship What is the specific time period for each vision and what are the main ideas emerged in pop literature in each vision Chapter Five Main ideas Different factors in uence why we are attracted to others how we perceive others and choose to interact with others 1 What are the four human impulses that push people together 2 What is dispositional attribution What is situational attribution 3 From an evolutionary perspective what is the underlying principle for interpersonal attraction 4 According to McCroskeyampMcCain 1974 what are the three types of attraction 5 What is matching hypothesis in the book 6 What are the most likely antecedents for attraction to occur 7 Define the following terms a Selective perception b Fundamental attribution error 90139 Chapter Seven Page 3 Selfserving bias Social cognition Message production Noncommon effect Romeo and Juliet effect p 166 Main ideas different people may have different orientations of loving love can manifest itself in many different ways our needs for and definition of love may change over time as relationship develops 1 According to Stemberg what are the three components of intimate relationshipsEXplain in your own words each of the eight types of love relationships and give examples of each type of love with reallife or hypothetical examples Finally do you think that Stemberg s overall theory is realistic eg whether you think all love can be characterized into 8 types and why 2 According to Davis and Todd what are the overlapping characteristics that both friendship and love share And what the distinct characteristics that separate love and friendship 3 Define the following terms a F939r39F QOWFD 996 Selfsurrender Joint identity Playful love Obsessive love Companionate love Realistic love Altruistic love Love of beauty Intimacy Passion Commitment
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