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Quiz 5 :

Interpersonal Communication

Quiz 5 :

Interpersonal Communication

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The most sophisticated strategy to deal with dialectical tension is ______.
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Tony needs a big favor and is thinking of asking Bernice to help him.Tony must decide how to approach the situation and how polite he should be when making his request.According to Politeness Theory,which of the following would be the least effective strategy for Tony to consider when deciding how polite he should be?
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The premise of ______ is to explain and predict relationship maintenance.
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At Karl's old job,everyone had a private office with a door that could be closed at any time.As a result,people socialized very little.Now,Karl works for a company with an open environment.There are no doors,no walls,and no partitions.It seems that co-workers socialize and gossip quite a bit.According to CPM,the difference in how much Karl should disclose can be determined by ______.
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When delivering a face threatening act,one can choose to acknowledge that the self-image of the other person may be harmed by the message.This strategy is called ______.
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Communication privacy management theory extends 25 years of research on the process of ______.
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Professor Ramirez was grading Lucy's paper,which clearly did not represent her best work.Professor Ramirez wrote on the paper,"Lucy,you're a good writer;unfortunately this paper does not reflect this talent." What face work strategy was Professor Ramirez using?
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Fred and Wilma are having problems because Wilma's mother wants to spend every waking moment with the couple.Which external dialectical tension is this?
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When delivering a face threatening act,one can choose to be ambiguous so that the face of another isn't harmed,but there is the potential that the message will be misinterpreted.This strategy is called ______.
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Typically,people begin with ______ face threatening acts and then move to ______ face threatening acts when the initial efforts are ineffective.
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Anna and Zach like to tell their family and friends the story of how they met,but they do not like to tell these same people about their arguments.This is an example of which dialectic?
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When confronted with a dialectical tension,Lawrence mentally reframes the tension he is experiencing with Tallulah,imagining that the unpredictability of their relationship will go away once Tallulah finds a full time job,which is a goal she has set for herself.According to your Dainton and Zelley text,which strategy should the couple use to manage the tension?
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Mollie has gotten used to Reid buying her flowers,but one day Reid brings her a plant instead.Mollie tries to look at this as a novelty even though he was still somewhat predictable.Which method of managing dialectics is Mollie using?
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When delivering a face threatening act,one can choose to disregard altogether the harm the message may inflict on the other person.This strategy is called ______.
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The assumption made by social exchange theory that people want to make the most benefits while minimizing costs is known as the ______.
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Jim and Pam have been dating for a few months.However,Jim is thinking about breaking up with Pam because he thinks that his relationship with Pam is not as good as the relationship he could have with Sandy.Which concept associated with Social Exchange Theory best explains this situation?
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Rachel used to think that Rick's quirkiness and off-beat sense of humor was unique and enjoyable.A year later,however,Rachel finds Rick's quirkiness and off-beat sense of humor to be annoying and arrogant.Applying Thibaut and Kelley's theory,which statement is most correct?
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Maggie and Matt are having problems because Matt did not tell Maggie he had been fired.When she found out,Maggie was angry because he hadn't told her.Matt thought it was none of her business.Which internal dialectical tension does this represent?
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Alice wants to be honest about disliking her roommate's boyfriend,but she thinks it will hurt their relationship if she tells her.Which dialectical tension is Alice dealing with?
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The premise of ______ explains how and why individuals try to promote,protect,or "save face."
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