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IPC EXAM 1
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Samantha was a fantastic softball player, but she rarely took credit for her success. Every time a reporter from the school paper would ask her for a quote, Samantha would say, I just got lucky today...What is the factor of Samantha's personality
In which instance do you commit self-serving bias
you attribute all your failures to external, unstable causes
How are interpretations different from facts
Facts speak to what occurred, whereas interpretations speak to the meaning of what occurred.
"I'm late. I'm late. For a very important date."This phrase depicts which dimension of culture?
"What you see is what you get." This phrase best depicts which of the following:
After Frances shares with James her intense fear of public speaking, James then feels compelled to share with Frances something personal about himself. That example illustrates that self-disclosure usually occurs incrementally and is guided by:
the norm of reciprocity
The aspect of communication relates to how well a message meets its goals:
Different cultures have different standards that define competent communication. This cultural variation speaks to which element of communication competence?
Researchers use this term to describe how aware people are of their own behaviors
The ability to take another person's perspective, and to think and feel as that person does is called what?
Craig hates being imposed upon by others. Craig has a high degree of
The name for the situation in which expectations cause people to act and communicate in ways that make the expectations come true is
Which concept of culture includes judgments about how good desirable, or beautiful something is
A group of students who attend the same high school and all belong to the school's computer club would be an example of what?
Which of the following is true in highly collectivistic cultures?
people take an indirect approach to handling conflict
The idea that "all people are created equal" would be a characteristic of which type of culture?
Which of the following statements most accurately reflects the attitude of someone from a low-power -distance culture?
it is someone's individual right to question authority
Which of the following statements is not true regarding feminine cultures?
feminine cultures value achievement
Some researchers believe women and men grow up in different speech communities. According to this idea, men are taught to do ___ and women are taught to do ___:
instrumental talk; expressive talk
Regarding sex differences in verbal behavior, which of the following is true, according to your text?
men talk more than women do
Your own understanding of who you are as a person comprises you:
One of the ways we figure out who we are is by seeing who others think we are. The term for this process is:
When we evaluate our own merits with respect to certain reference groups, we are engaging in a process know as:
Judy thinks it's going to rain today, so she behaves in ways that are consistent with that prediction. Is this an example of self-fulfilling prophecy?
No, because her behaviors did not cause the prediction to come true.
Regarding the benefits of high self-esteem, which of the following statements has been supported by research?
Those with high self-esteem are more outgoing and willing to communicate
Schutz identified three fundamental interpersonal needs. This particular need is the most similar in the meaning to fellowship face:
need for inclusion
According to social penetration theory, the ___ dimension concerns the number of topics disclosed whereas the ____ dimension concerns the level of detail in topics disclosed.
A sign in the library reads "No Talking Allowed" would constitute an example of what?
Imagine that you have just called a friend, but your friend didn't take the call and it went to voicemail. Af first you assume your friend was simply away from the phone or buys, but then you start to wonder if he might be angry with you or ignoring you. This exercise is an example of what?
When your roommate says, "we're out of detergent again," and you take that as a criticism, you are paying attention to which aspect of the message?
Ethical communication generally involves
treating people fairly
honesty in communication
avoiding immoral behavior
When Sheila asked Tommy to help her move at the end of the semester, she may have threatened his ____ face needs.
Martin disclosed something personal to his friend Tony. Afterward , Tony felt as though he head disclose something personal in return. Tony's feelings exemplify which principle?
norm of reciprocity
The tendency to assume that attractive people have other positive qualities is called what?
Rich and Jamie recently started dating. To commemorate their first month as a couple, Rick surprised Jamie when he picked her up at work in a rented limousine with floor-level tickets to a concert. After the show, Rick was very upset because Jamie would barely speak to him. Jamie was also upset because she was planning on surprising Rick with a quiet dinner at home. After two days of angry fighting the couple broke up. What was likely at the root of this conflict?
perceptual set differences
revealing information about oneself that others are not likely to know
High Context culture
very ambiguous verbal communication, where meaning is taken from clues
Low Context Culture
Verbal communication is very explicit and taken literally
The process by where we project our own desire public image
desired public image
checking to see if our perceptions are accurate reflections of reality. By gathering sensory data, offering interpretations, and asking for feedback.
Social penetration model
based off of depth, intimacy, and breadth range of topics. A way to explain self disclosure
How aware one is of their actions, communications, and personality
the need to be included and accepted
Fundamental Attribution error
when we attribute other actions as mainly internal causes, and neglect external circumstances.
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