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Quiz 3 :
Cognition and Intrapersonal Communication

Quiz 3 :
Cognition and Intrapersonal Communication

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One day you notice new neighbors moving in across the street.Because you have never interacted with them before,you are uncertain about what they are like.You decide to walk over and talk to them.Based on this description,which best explains why you decided to reduce uncertainty?
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______ includes the processes of reducing,elaborating,transforming,and storing stimuli.
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Ryan is starting a new job and is both excited and nervous.At his previous job,employees always ate lunch at their desks and often worked 10-12 hour days.With the new job,Ryan isn't sure what to expect--should he stay late? Should he pack a lunch? Should he wear a suit? According to Berger,Ryan's questions are examples of ______.
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Ellen expects her boss,Angela,to treat her with respect.One day Angela screams at Ellen,angrily saying "Can't you do anything right?" Ellen is very upset.How would expectancy violation theory predict that Ellen will respond?
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Pam recently met Bill.However,she has no desire to reduce her uncertainty about Bill.How would Berger and Calabrese explain this situation?
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When Burgoon first developed her theory,she was initially interested in what happens when someone ______.
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When someone violates our expectations and we label it ______,we then tend to ______ that behavior.
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Judgments and conclusions that provide reasons for behavior are called ______.
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______ is NOT an antecedent condition of Uncertainty Reduction Theory.
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The last of Berger's uncertainty reduction strategies is ______,which is when you go straight to the source in question and ask for as much information as possible.
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Regina is bragging to her group members in class that she received a refund from a salon twice.She didn't report or return the second mistaken refund.Cera doesn't know Regina very well,and she asks the other group members what they would have done in that situation.Cera is using ______.
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Phil cheated on Dani.Dani forgives him because he has never cheated on her before or even flirted with others.Dani is using ______.
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When consensus is high,consistency is low,and distinctiveness is high,we tend to make ______.
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When consensus is low,consistency is high,and distinctiveness is low,we tend to make ______.
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Frankie was voted to be the next president of the fraternity over Mikael.Mikael is often late to fraternity meetings,and Frankie believes Mikael is doing this to disrespect him and show he doesn't have power even though he is the president.Frankie is using ______.
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______ is most likely to lead to a change,either in behavior or beliefs.
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Mae does not support the governor and the initiatives of the governor.When commercials come on the TV,Mae changes the channel.How is Mae trying to prevent dissonance?
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Saul would like to buy a new car that is more environmentally friendly,however,his son is joining several soccer teams (he is getting to be a very good player),and his wife would like to return to school and finish up her last few credits.How is Saul trying to prevent dissonance?
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______ is a post-decision theory.
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Cognitive dissonance theory predicts that individuals will decipher ambiguous information so it seems to be congruent with established beliefs.This is known as ______.
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