Interpersonal Communication final exam study guid

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Chapter 7:

1.The ___ view of emotions posits this model: stimulus > physiological response> emotion.

2.We are most likely to engage in emotion work when we:

A.think what we are feeling is inappropriate.

B.want to feel more deeply than we do.

C.don’t feel anything.

D.are unsure of how we feel.

E.have strong emotional reactions to events.

3. Framing rules tell us when we should feel and or express a particular emotion (T/F?)

4. “Memorial Day parades are patriotic, yet sad events,” is an example of a(n) ____ rule.

5.Speaking in generalities is an effective way to express feelings (T/F?)

6. (T/F) The cognitive labeling view of emotions regards emotions as instinctual responses to external stimuli.

7. (T/F) The organismic view regards emotions as instinctual responses to physiological arousal caused by external stimuli.

8. What are some of the qualities of emotional intelligence?

Chapter 8:

9. Trust in interpersonal relationships involves believing in another person’s reliability and emotionally relying on that person (T/F?)

10. Ethnocentrism is one form of ____ communication.


B.problem oriented




11. What are relational dialectics?

12. Dialectical tensions are ____ in our interpersonal , romantic relationships.

13. The most basic form of confirmation in interpersonal communication is:

14. The strongest level of confirmation is _______.

15. All of the following are supportive communication EXCEPT:




D. strategy


16. How many ways are there to manage dialectical tensions?

A. 1

B. 2




17. Co-workers might be very closed about all topics. This is an example of _____ when negotiating with dialectical tensions.

Chapter 9:

18. Which one of the following statements is true about conflict in relationships?

A.Disagreement must be expressed directly for conflict to exist.

B.Conflict is inevitable in all interpersonal relationships.

C.Any difference in values, opinions, attitudes, and/or beliefs will lead to conflict.

D.Wanting to resolve differences is not essential for conflict to be present.

E.Healthy relationships have little to no conflict.

19. Luther believes that in conflict situations the goal is to find a solution that all those involved can accept. Luther’s orientation to conflict is best described as_______?

20. Brianna believes that nobody can win when conflict erupts. From her perspective, everyone is hurt by conflicts. Brianna’s orientation to conflict is best described as_______?

21. Constructive conflict communication includes:

A.preoccupation with oneself.

B.hostile mindreading.

C.excessive metacommunication.

D.agenda building.

E.frequent interruptions.

22. The most active and interpersonally constructive response to relational conflict is________?

23. What are some forms of constructive communication?

24. (T/F) The win-win conflict style is always the best approach.

25. Does socialization affect how we view and respond to conflict (T/F?).

Chapter 10:

26. For individuals socialized in feminine speech communities, closeness in interpersonal relationships is primarily achieved through___________?

27. People socialized in masculine speech communities tend to achieve closeness in interpersonal relationships primarily through ____________?

28. Friendships generally begin with:

A.nascent friendship.

B.role-limited interaction.

C.moving toward friendship.

D.stabilized friendship.

E.friendly relations.

29. According to the lectures, all of the following is included in the nature of friendship except:

A.Willingness to invest

B. Emotional closeness

C. Acceptance



30. In this third stage, we start moving beyond social roles _____________?

Chapter 11:

31. Three dimensions of committed romantic relationships are_______________?

32. Of her marriage Lindsay says, “It wasn’t like we ever really fell in love. It was more like we grew together kind of gradually. I think of my husband as my best friend.” Lindsay seems to have which style of loving?






33. Describing his romantic relationship, Reginald says, “I just fell hook, line, and sinker the moment I saw Doreen. It was a classic case of love at first sight, and I still light up whenever I see her.” Reginald seems to have which style of loving___?

34. In terms of love styles, all of the following statements are true EXCEPT:

A.most people have a combination of styles.’s love style is permanent throughout life. style is part of an overall system.

D.individual styles are not necessarily good or bad. style is affected by all other aspects of a relationship.

35. Which of the following comments would likely be made during the invitational stage of romantic relationships?

A.“Are you also a communication studies major?”

B. “My parents divorced when I was 5 years old, so it’s difficult for me to bond with others.”

C.“I’m really afraid of getting involved with anyone.”

D.“How would you describe your views on organized religion?”

E.“Let’s spend this weekend hiking in the redwoods.”

36. In reference to her love life, Mary says, “I like to shop around. It’s a challenge to try to get someone interested in me, but I’m not looking for anything permanent.” Mary seems to have which style of loving?

37. According to research reports discussed in the textbook, the greatest influences on interpersonal attraction include:

A.proximity. style.


E.nonverbal cues.

38. During the ____ phase of romantic relationship deterioration, individuals try to make sense of what the relationship meant, why it didn’t work out, what it meant, and how it affected them.

39. The three secondary styles of love are ______, ______, and _____?

40. This describes the intensely positive feelings and fervent desire for the other person. It is not restricted to sexual and sensual feelings .

41. To build a lasting relationship with someone, we need something more durable than passion, we need ___.

42. Social penetration theory explains the ways in which we get to know a romantic target (T/F?)

Chapter 12:

43. In their class study, Cuber & Harroff (1965) identified five distinct marital types. What are they?

44. After the first few married years, most couples experience a dip in marital satisfaction (T/F?)

45. Concerning the typical life cycle of families with children, the second stage is usually:

46. ____ states that people apply economic principles to evaluate their relationships.

47. As a rule, women assume most of the _______, which involves remembering, planning, and scheduling family life.

48. For children, this is a very important phase in personal development. They are learning to be less dependent on their families, which is essential to becoming a healthy adult.

49. In this relationship, the couple is very close emotionally and wants to be together physically as much as possible. For these couples, the relationship is their primary source of satisfaction and joy.

50. According to equity theory we are more satisfied in our relationships when we perceive equity (T/F?)

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