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5 Written questions

5 Matching questions

  1. What are the propositions about communication?
  2. Relational contradictions
  3. Why we say what we do when we meet people?
  4. How to reduce stereotypes
  5. What is the cultivation theory?
  1. a Suggests that exposure to TV subtly changes viewers' perceptions of reality
  2. b Idealization vs. realization
    Dependence vs. independence
    Honesty vs. dishonesty
    Optimality vs. satisfaction
    Love vs. comfort
    Altruism vs. selfishness
    Privacy vs. openness
    Happiness vs. non-happiness
    Attention vs. smothering
  3. c You cannot not communicate, meanings are in people (not words or behavior), Communication is irreversible, communication is functional, communication is learned, communication is a tool, communication is both intentional and unintentional, communication is contextual, communication has both content & relationship aspects, communication=relationship
  4. d Note how people differ
    Note inadequacies of generalization
    Find similarities to you
    Increase contact
    Increase familiarity
  5. e Managing an impression, reducing uncertainty by making predictions

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Understand biases-self-interests shape what we see/hear
    Reduce ambiguity-huge misunderstandings can happen b/c of ambiguity
    Use redundancy-more examples make things easier to grasp
    Focus on listener's needs-control, inclusion, affection, efficacy (have to believe what you're doing matters)
    Focus on listener's schemas-understand the way they organize things so there is no misunderstanding
  2. Evidence
    Fear Appeals
    WIIFT (what's in it for them)
    Organization
  3. Background similarity
    Attitude similarity
    Optimal similarity
  4. Competence
    Composure
    Trustworthiness
    Extroversion
    Sociability
    Physical attraction
    Perceived sensitivity
  5. Forgivingness
    Narcissism
    Vengefulness
    Agreeableness

5 True/False questions

  1. Characteristics of stereotypesSomewhat reasonable, simplistic, difficult to disprove
    Speed-travels fast
    Needs willing communicators
    Group size
    Accuracy-some truth
    Self-confirming-rumors create reality

          

  2. DisconfirmationsNorm violations that require forgiveness

          

  3. 8 ways of coping with gossip about yourselfPreemptive positive
    Use sarcasm
    Change topic

          

  4. Matching hypothesisAttractive people date each other because they look alike, predominant dresser effect

          

  5. How to seek forgivenessExplicit
    Discussion
    Indirect
    Conditional
    Minimize
    Non-forgiveness

          

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