STUDY GUIDE - FINAL EXAM
RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION - COMM 113

FORM: Objective (T/F, Multiple Choice), TOPICS: (This list is not inclusive)
Exams:
May 6, 9:00 am


PowerPoints & Lectures: Even as it is difficult to take extensive notes, there have been some. Power Point are linked here:Gender #1, Gender #2, Friendships, Relationship Defined, Conversation, Social Exchange, Relational Stages, Baxter -Disengagement, Defensive Comm & Conflict, CMC (Emily), 4 Hoursement (Hannah), Cross-Cultureal (Mladen), Dissengagment (Lab)- Also on Sakai under Resources tab

Labs: Notes given in lab are fair game

John Stewart, You & Me

Chapter 5 & 6 Dating and Family Communication,

Interpersonal Communication: A Goal-Based Approach: Canary et al.

We do not expect you to know all the details in these chapters, as that is considerable vocabulary and categorizations. Rather have a basic sense (definition) of the terms presented here.

Chapter 2 (pp. 34-40) - Acknowledgments (this part of speech acts), Conversation alignment, Grice, topic shifts,Confirmiing and Disconfirming Message (not covering pp 35-37 - illocutionary Acts & Pair parts)

Chapter 6- Only in the most general sense. The Affinity-Seeking Strategies on page 161 worth thinking about via efficacy. -- What is self-presentation, Goffman’s nature of self-presentation, self-identity and self-presentation, direct and indirect strategies of self-presentation, Principoles of Setting and Roles (norms), sandbagging, Hyper-Personal perspective (p 175)..

Chapter 7: Self Disclosure: (also Johari window from Defensiveness PowerPt). Reciprocity, Social Penetration Theory, boundary coordination, Amount of disclosure; Rawlins model; Petronio's Privacy interesting, but no questions about it.

Chapter 8- impression management, excuses, justification, accounts, face work, politeness theory

Chapter 9: Pretty much everything is a go, fills in the Powerpointt on relationship development. Communicating Liking and Intimacy, fundamental interpersonal needs, Stages: Initiating, experimenting, intensifying, integrating, Turning points, Knapp and Vangelisti.

Chapter 10: Equity, Strategies of maintenance, Dialectic tensions,

Chapter 11: Relational disengagement and repair. Obviously Duck and Baxter, but also extensions not addressed in lecture, face work and Politeness,

Chapter 12: Compliance: anchors and contrast, reciprocity, commitment, liking, social validation, authority. Just generally be familiar with Compliance Gaining strategies, most of this we did not cover. Also Kellermann’s Compliance Behavior, not strikingly different, but she did do her MA at Wake in the Comm. dept  ;), no Self-construal

Chapter 13: Chapter is pretty straight forward - Conflict styles, Avoidance, integrative and distributive tactics

Chapter 15: Turning points

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