STUDY GUIDE - FINAL EXAM
RELATIONAL COMMUNICATION - COMM 113

FORM: Objective (T/F, Multiple Choice), TOPICS: (This list is not inclusive)
Exams:
May 3, 7:00 pm for 8am class; May 9, 9 am for 9 am class (can take either time)


PowerPoints & Lectures: Even as it is difficult to take extensive notes, there have been some. Power Point are linked here:Cognition, Gender #1, Gender #2, Friendships, Relationship Defined, Conversation, Social Exchange, Relational Stages, Disengagement, Defensive Comm, Workplace Comm (Emily), Conflict (Adiel) - Also on Sakai under Resources tab

Labs: Notes given in lab are fair game

John Stewart, Bridges Not Walls

Chapter 4, (pp 16-0-166); Chapters 6-10 and 12 (entire chapters), Some I find particularly useful, Messages that hurt - Vangilisti, Defensive Comm - 9Gibbs - 9, Family - Woods - 7. Not covered Chapter 11.

I have been trying to decide how to recommend that which deserves your attention. That is nearly an impossible task in that different articles speak to different readers. One might find Hugh and Gayle Prather's discussion how to fight naive while another is touch by the narrative insights. There is also some redundancy among the articles, yet a power in the cumulative impact. Most can be just read and that is sufficient, others deserve more study and reflection. So there is no magic wand that works for a definitive "study guide."

I recommend a general reading. I could highlight authors that I found had a lot to offer and/or provide material that is "easier" to building exam questions from but every time I attempt that I either include everything or exclude or endorse in ways I do not intend. Suffice it to say that most of the articles in these chapters end up talking about how to construct messages that are appropriate in disclosing, avoiding creating defensiveness, sending messages that hurt, developing family ties, expressing intimacy, bridging gender gaps, confirming rather than disconfirming our partners, navigating friendships, getting into and out of downward spirals, assessing blame, etc. That we make choices in every interaction and could consider alternatives in what we say is of importance. One strategy is to think about how the particular recommendation you are reading about informs YOUR experience, suggests ways to move beyond our already over-learned patterns.

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, 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 strategies of self-presentation, indirect strategies of self-presentation, roles, sandbagging

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, Love styles, Marital types,

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

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 Kellerman’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
Cody Chapter 14, as related to Cognition and scripts

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