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T of F: A knowledge of communication is not as essential to those who pursue careers that do not rely on public speaking
T of F: Feedback in the communication process can be either intentional or unintentional
T of F: In communication, all parts of the system affect each other
T of F: To say that communication is a system means that it is deliberately planned
T of F: Team communiation is one of the seven major communication research and teaching
T of F: Scholars who focus on ethics in interpersonal communication are primarily concerned with issues regarding the compassion of the communicator
T of F: The study of communication is over 2,000 years old
T of F: Critical thinking skills that apply to personal communication cannot be applied to constructing public presentations
The two levels of meaning in communication are ________ and ________.
T of F: The content level of meaning is the literal message
T of F: Research in communication is primarily an academic endeavor
T of F: Developing skills such as listening, building consensus, and creating supportive work environment gives communication majors a firm foundation for a career in Management.
T of F: Perception involves using dual perspective
T of F: Stereotypes are inaccurate generalizations about groups
The reason Letitia yelled at me was because she is a mean person. This attribution
T of F: According to gendered standpoint research, researchers have found that conflict does not erode wives’ love for husbands more than it affects husbands’ love for wives.
T of F: Person-centered perception is the same as empathy
What is not a way to increase you ability to perceive people, relationships, and situations?
T of F: When checking perceptions, speak tentatively to minimize defensiveness and encourage open dialogue
T of F: The self-serving bias exemplifies humans’ broad tendency to protect self-image
The _________ can distort our perceptions, leading us to take excessive credit for what we do well and to abdicate responsibility for what we do poorly
_______ are the first and most important influence on how we see ourselves.
Tonya is very friendly and outgoing with her friends at school, sharing many details of her life. At work, however, Tonya is very reserved, quiet, and focused on her job. What concept of self explains Tonya's behavior?
Our identities are NOT influenced by ______________
The beginning of the self concept, or the recognition that individual are separate entities, is also known as
T or F: There are two and only two genders in all know cultures
What is NOT an important quality of the generalized other for Western culture
The first step to accepting “yourself as being in progress” is ____________
Pat says, "I am so stupid I'll never graduate from college. I just can't learn this Chemistry because I am so darned dumb!" Pat's self-communication exemplifies which communication concept?
Which part of the listening process is physiological?
The physiological act of perceiving sounds or other related stimuli is called
The order of the stages in the listening process:
Raul is feeling overwhelmed form studying for five different final exams. Although Raul enjoys all five courses, he is having difficulty staying focused. What is causing Rauls’s inability to stay focused?
According to your text, listening only to content-level meaning and ignoring relational level meanings in communications is referred to as what?
Pretending to listen is which form of nonlistening
Mindfulness is important to informational, critical, and relational listening
Only eight hours after physically receiving a message, most people remember only about _____% of the message
T or F: Repetition helps you move something from short term to long term memory
An example of loaded language:
___________________are words that strongly sland perceptions and meanings
___________ is responding to someone as if a single aspect of who they are comprises the sum total of their identity (such as their race, sexual preference, job title, or political ideology).
An example of communication punctuation:
T or F: Constitutive rules define what communication means by telling us how to "count" certain kinds of communication: for example, what counts as showing respect
An example of hypothetical thought:
Which of the following is NOT a suggestion for enhancing effectiveness in verbal communication?
Statements such as "He's a liberal," "She's old," "He's gay," "She's preppy," or "He's a jock," are examples of
An example of I-language:
T or F: I-statements, such as "I feel dominated when you shout at me," provide concrete descriptions of behaviors and feelings without directly blaming another person for how we feel.
All aspects of communication other than the words themselves are known as_________.
T or F: Women are more likely than men to use nonverbal behaviors that reveal feelings.
Liliana raises her hand in class to seek permission to speak. This is an example of which function of nonverbal communication?
Using a nonverbal gesture in place of a spoken word is called ___________
T or F: Nonverbal communication behavior are consistent across cultures
______________________ is the term for the type of communication that focuses on the elements of the communication setting such as lighting, temperature, and smell
___________ is the first of our senses to develop
T or F: Masculine speech communities tend to emphasize emotion, so men are likely to use emotion to convey liking.
A person who lives in an expensive home, drives a Mercedes, and wears designer clothing is expressing status through the use of what?
the three levels of relationship meanings that nonverbal communication:
As we seek to understand the nonverbal messages of people from cultural backgrounds other than our own we ought to do which of the following?
Which quadrant in the Johari window represents the part of oneself that is known both to you and to others?
___________ is defined as a person's feeling disregarded.
Bob and Cheri tend to get along very well. They have several common interests and very seldom argue with each other. Whenever they are together they laugh and talk for hours. ____________ climate best describes what Bob and Cheri share.
In dealing with situations of interpersonal conflict, __________ and ________ tend to be most destructive to a relationship?
Janet believes that nobody can win when conflict erupts. From her perspective, everyone is hurt by conflicts. Janet's orientation to conflict is best described as
Lenny says, "I don't like to lose arguments. The way I figure it, when you have a disagreement there can be only one winner." Which of the following best describes Lenny's orientation to conflict?
T or F: Men and women, as groups, self-disclose with equal frequency and depth.
T or F: It's wise to be cautious about when and to whom we self-disclose.
Nicole and Paul have been having problems in their relationship and are thinking of breaking up. Nicole has a good friend at work that she feels she can share these problems with. Nicole is engaged in___________
T or F: Since each relationship is unique, there are few commonalities in the evolution of most friendships and romances.
Relationships in which participants adhere to social roles rather than interacting as unique individuals are called what?
All relationships have rules that guide how partners communicate. Rules are important for defining____________________________.
_________________ is defined as changing needs in interpersonal relationships that are often opposite or contradictory?
T or F: Marital stability is more closely linked to equitable divisions of money and material possessions.
T or F: When someone assumes psychological responsibility for a relationship they are concerned with making the relationship equitable over time.
T or F: The term "honeymoon" is used to describe the time in a relationship when a couple begins to commit to each other
What is one way in which communication is related to intimate partner violence?
According to your textbook, in order for three or more people to be considered as an actual working group, the members must see themselves experiencing which of the following components of the group process?
Too much cohesion has what potential effect on group discussion?
T or F: According to your textbook, the two significant disadvantages of group discussion are the time needed for the group process and the potential for pressure to conform.
T or F: Conformity pressures occur in all groups
Potential advantages of group discussion over individual work include all of the following except
According to your textbook, which two cultural traits tend to be more highly valued in Western societies?
Which of the following is NOT a Western cultural value that would influence group behavior?
According to communication scholars Larry Samovar and Richard Porter, Westerners tend to place a great deal of value on progress, change and speed. As a result, the focus of Western thought tends to be centered on which of the following time frames?
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