Communication Studies Exam 3

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What do Political consultants do?

-use data to not just learn about voter preferences but to recruit them to get out and vote for their party/person

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What is the media doing

-Collecting a lot of demographic information about us

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What is the media doing considered?

-Surveillance, not democracy

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What does media collecting demographic information about us create?

-Unequal power relations between corporations and consumers

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Should we willingly trust companies with our private data?

-No

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What is Digital enclosure?

-Migration of our communicative lives onto monitored digital platforms

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What has been a significant part of pop culture since the 70's

-Video game violence

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What percentage of households play video games?

-77%

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We spend more money on video games then what?

-Music, Movies, and DVDS

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Do video games cause aggression?

-There is proof that the relationship between game playing and aggression is increasing

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What is telepresense?

-The feeling that one has left their "real" world and entered into an alternate one

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What leads to telepresense

-Video games being more graphic and realistic

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How many average acts of violence per minute are in M rated video games?

-4.59

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What can excessive violence lead to?

-perceptual de-sensitivity

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What are they most concerned with video games effects on?

-Children

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What can reality TV be a platform for?

-Racist

-Sexist

-and other offensive views

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What is critical cultural study?

-Critique of communication and its relationship to the development and transmission of culture

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What is a conceptual map?

-Way of seeing the world based on our own experiences

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What is externalization?

-Publicly sharing our conceptual maps

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What are representations of people of color controlled by?

-The media, majority which is controlled by people who identify as white

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What is a group?

-3 or more people working together for the purpose of accomplishing a task

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What is the ideal size of a group?

-The ideal size of a group is the minimum number of people needed to accomplish task

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What are the three types of roles in groups?

-Task leader

-Socio-Emotional Leader

-Clowns

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What is the role of the task leader?

-Roles related to the completion of the task

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What is the role of the socio-emotional leader?-

-Roles related to building and supporting the group

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What is the role of the clown?

-Individualistic roles

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What s a consensus?

-Everyone agrees

-Takes a long time

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What is a compromise?-

-Everyone gives a little to get something

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What is majority rule?

-The votes of the majority are the say

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What is a decision by leader?

-Autocratic

-"what I say goes"

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What is arbitration?

-Formal negotiations between parties unable to reach a decision by other means

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What is a peer?

-a person who is equal of another

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What do peer group experiences do?

-Shape who we are through exclusion or inclusion?

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What theories explain group behavior?

-Symbolic-interpretive perspective

-Social comparison theory

-Structuration theory

-Decisional regret theory

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What is symbolic interpretive perspective

-One of the theories that explains group behavior

-Using symbols to create group identity

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What is social comparison theory

-one of the theories that explains group behavior

-"am I behaving like my peers?"

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What is structuration theory?

-one of the theories that explains group behavior

-Examines the rules of a group

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What is decisional regret theory?

-One of the theories that explains group behavior

-Making decisions that will have perceived positive outcomes

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What are we excluded by?

-Class,gender,race,physical characteristics

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What can continued exclusion lead to?

-Depression, bad behavior

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What is rejection contagion?

we are afraid someone's negative social status will be transferred to us

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What is inclusion fragility?

-if we speak up for the outsider we may be rejected too.

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What is democratic coaching?

-Training and instruction

-social support

-Positive feedback

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What is autocratic coaching?

-Only works if it is met with positive feedback

-Usually tough coaching "yelling"

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What is accountability regret?

-Blaming/praising the team for the first part of the game

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What is social significance regret?

-Highlighting upcoming event

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What is regret reduction?

-Reducing potential regret post game

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What is future regret?

-Foreshadowing

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Why do small groups have trouble making decisions?

-Misunderstanding of task requirements

-Deficiencies in leadership

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What is cognitive trouble in small groups?

-pressure to get things done without the right resources

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What is affiliative trouble in small groups?

-More concered with preserving group relations then making good decisions

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What is egocentric trouble in small groups?-

-Need for control

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What are measures for greater success?

-Developing an understanding of task requirements

-Identifying objectives, necessary resources, and procedures at the outset

-Recognizing and appreciated the importance of role reminders

-Cultivating respect for procedure followers