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Central Texas College - SPCH 1318 QUESTION1)Gary is going to break up with Hortensia and has decided to break the news at an expensive restaurant in hopes of avoiding an unpleasant scene

Psychology

Central Texas College - SPCH 1318

QUESTION1)Gary is going to break up with Hortensia and has decided to break the news at an expensive restaurant in hopes of avoiding an unpleasant scene. Even though this might not work, Gary's decision reflects his understanding of the importance of which component of communication?

     noise

     feedback

 context

 decoding

 

 

QUESTION 2

What is considered to be the most sophisticated and most realistic model of interpersonal communication?

     communication as action

     communication as interaction

communication as transaction

communication as contraction

 

QUESTION 3

What is a common myth about interpersonal communication?

All interpersonal relationship problems are communication problems.

     Interpersonal communication is complicated.

     Communication rules are sometimes unclear in a relationship.

    People judge others based on behavior, not their intent.

 

QUESTION 4

 

Which statement best describes the general correlation between social support and the prognosis of terminally ill patients?

     Patients who have strong social support die sooner.

     Patients who have strong social support survive longer.

    Patients are not impacted by their level of social support.

Social support is beneficial to patients if it comes from friends, not family

members.

QUESTION 5

 

This view of communication suggests that all elements involved in the communication process are interconnected, meaning that a change in one can impact the rest.

     communication as action

     communication as transaction

    communication as interaction

     communication as message exchange

QUESTION 6

Monica is being punished by her teacher because the teacher didn't care for the way Monica said, "Yes, Ma'am." Her nasal rendition of "yes" and the long drawn out "Ma'am" suggested a lack of respect that the teacher considered unacceptable. The teacher's dissatisfaction with Monica's statement demonstrates which characteristic of interpersonal relationships?

     Interpersonal communication has both systems and processes.

Interpersonal communication has both content and relationship dimensions.

     Interpersonal communication is irreversible.

     Interpersonal communication is governed by social rules.

QUESTION 7

What enhances the feeling of social presence for electronic communicators?

     anonymity

asynchronous messaging

    synchronous messaging

    distance

 

 

QUESTION 8

            is defined as a followable prescription that indicates behavior expectations in a relationship.

Dimension

    Symbol

     Guideline

 Rule

 

QUESTION 9

 

When Arman and Roger discuss what issues in their relationship are acceptable to discuss in front of friends and which are acceptable only to discuss between themselves, they are engaging in        .

     impersonal communication  

  metacommunication

     content communication

asynchronous communication

QUESTION 10

The social information-processing theory explains how        .

     information about society is conveyed to the public by the mass media

     family members convey essential information to one another through e-mail

information about social groups learned online is used to form opinions that affect communication with those groups.

we can communicate relational and emotional messages to others via e-mail and other electronic means.

QUESTION 11

Research has found that those who need to communicate something negative, such as a desire to end a relationship, often select a     communication medium.

     less rich

     more personal   

 more rich

     non-electronic

QUESTION 12

What form of communication takes place when someone communicates the same message to many people at once but the creator of the message is usually not physically present?

     mass communication 

   public communication

small group communication

    intrapersonal communication

QUESTION 13

Which actions best describe decoding?

 

     putting thoughts, ideas, and feelings into words or nonverbal cues

    filtering messages through past experiences

     minimizing external and psychological noise

interpreting ideas, feelings, and thoughts that have been translated into a code

QUESTION 14

To be a competent communicator is to express messages that are perceived to be both effective and    .

     direct

     valuable

 interesting

     appropriate

QUESTION 15

Which best describes the findings of Rodriguez and Wise in their study of college students' use of deceptive text messages?

     Text messaging was rarely used by students to lie.

Students were more likely to send untrue texts to friends and family than to strangers.

Students were more likely to send deceptive Facebook messages than text messages.

Detecting untrue text messages was easiest for students who reported always being truthful.

QUESTION 16

Communication as      is the oldest and most simplistic of the models of human communication.

     action

     interaction

transactio n

     system

QUESTION 17

What elements distinguish interpersonal communication from other forms of human communication?

     It is a distinctive, transactional form of human communication involving mutual

 

influence for the purpose of managing relationships.

It involves treating people as objects, responding to roles rather than the person, and distinctive conversations.

It is a mechanical, transactional form of human communication, where each person has a role to perform.

It involves communicating with someone you care about, communicating in an I-It relationship, and treating people as individuals.

QUESTION 18

Sammy and Jobeth are considering moving in together. Sammy is unsure, so she sits down to make a mental list of the pros and cons of cohabitating with Jobeth. Sammy is demonstrating which form of communication?

interpersonal communication

    impersonal communication

    intrapersonal communication

    intermediate communication

QUESTION 19

Taron loves to dance, so he attends a ballroom class each Monday evening. Taron feels happy after each class, and he thinks it is because he is surrounded by classmates who all have positive attitudes. Which concept explains how Taron's emotions are impacted by attending dance class?

     emotional contagion

     synchronous communication

     social presence     

social information-processing

theory

QUESTION 20

During the communication process, whose role is it to decode the message?

     sender

Intermediary

messenger

receiver

 

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