Interpersonal Communications

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1

A perception check is a message that is used

to test the accuracy of your understanding of a person’s nonverbal cues

2

Failure to notice a typing error or misspelling in a research paper you have written for a class follows along with the idea that our perceptions are limited due to our

expectations

3

If Sally believes in the importance of education, then the grades she earns at school are more likely to affect her

self-esteem

4

If a woman wearing scrubs walks into your hospital room, you may recognize her as a “nurse” according to the principle of

simplification

5

If you believe you will do well on this test, and you talk yourself into doing well, some of that success can be attributed to

self-fulfilling prophecy

6

In individualistic cultures, the _____ is valued more than the .

individual/group

7

Jarod is comfortable posting personal information on Facebook about his sexual orientation, his political philosophy, and even his likes/dislikes.According to the text, which human factor of social media is he engaged in?

digital self-disclosure

8

Shellie will experience _____ if she believes she is an athletic person even though in reality she is bad in sports.

incongruence

9

The process of selectively attending to, organizing, and interpreting theinformation that we receive through our senses is called

perception

10

The theory thatexplains why people monitor their social environments in order to know more about themselves and others and to feel more comfortable in a situation is

uncertainty reduction theory

11

A culture that values personal achievement, voicing one’s opinion, freedom, and self-expression is

individualistic

12

A culture that is comfortable with few rules, unpredictability, and multiple perspectives of “truth” is

a low uncertainty avoidance culture

13

Groups of people who display dramatically different attitudes, values, beliefs, and customs than the majority in the culture are

a co-culture

14

Believing that your culture is better than another is known as

ethnocentrism

15

Joel, the captain of his debate team, feels like he let the team down when they got third place, even though he scored high in individual points. Joel is probably a member of

a collectivist culture

16

Kyle is always on time for meetings, follows plans, and meets his deadlines. What is his time orientation?

Monochronic

17

What is not true about intercultural communication?

Every interaction between people from different cultures is an example of intercultural communication

18

Which co-cultural identification is based upon being biologically different from each other and being socialized differently throughout life?

gender

19

Which generation is known for a high sense of morality, an appreciation of diversity, and for being put on pedestals by their parents?

Millennials

20

Which generation is known for being latch-key kids, self-sufficient, creative, and technologically savvy?

Generation X

21

If you are afraid to fly, the word “airplane” will have a certain _____ meaning that might include negative feelings.

connotative

22

If you were to comment about your pet’s health and then your mother followed up with a comment about cleaning out the garage, she would most likely be violating the

relevancy maxim

23

Jeffrey tells Karin that it is “hot outside.” Karin does not know from this message the exact temperature. This is an example of how language can be

ambiguous

24

Linguistic sensitivity is using language that

respects others

avoids language that offends

includes inclusive language

all of the above

25

One explanation for the creation of new words such as “blogosphere” is that language changes occur because of the need to

talk about new inventions or ideas

26

Saying, “I don’t know what it’s like now, but when I attended JFK High School ten years ago, it was one of the top schools in the state,” is using

dating

27

Saying, “Smythe, a female doctor, had a great deal of influence on the treatment of HIV,” is an example of

non-inclusive language

28

The comment, “Professors are so absentminded! Oh, you’re a professor? How often do you lose your keys? Must be a lot!” is an example of:

generalizing

29

The sequence “restaurant, ethnic restaurant, an Italian restaurant, The Pasta Palace Restaurant” illustrates the principle of

level of specificity

30

When we talk about the rules or the structure of a language, we are referring to

syntax and grammar

31

According to Mehrabian (1972), how much of a message’s meaning is communicated nonverbally?

93%

32

A violation of expectations regarding personal space may result in

misunderstandings

claims of sexual harassment

an uncomfortable feeling

all of the above

33

During her presentation, Kia often used “um,” “er,” and “like,” which all are considered to be

vocal interferences

34

All of the following elements influence communication; however, _____ may stimulate both emotional and physical reactions.

color

35

In what culture might you hear a parent utter the following? “Look at me when I’m talking to you.”

U.S. culture

36

Putting your notebook away while the professor is still talking to signal she has gone overtime is an example of using nonverbal communication as a way to

regulate interaction

37

Usually, the person in authority in a situation will be the first to initiate

Touch

38

When a person’s verbal and nonverbal cues contradict each other, it is important to

use the skill of perception checking

39

Which of the following is an example of “paralanguage”?

saying one word in a sentence louder than others

40

____ value touching more than _____ do.

Women/men