Book Title
Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters 7th Edition

COMU 56719

July 4, 2017
Meiko is not very good at communicating. How can you help her become a better
verbal communicator?
As our symbols become increasingly abstract, the potential for confusion decreases.
How we see ourselves greatly influences our choices in potential romantic partners
Explain and describe the differences between deep acting and surface acting.
Scripts are useful in guiding us through many of our interactions. However, they are not
always accurate or constructive, so we shouldn't accept them uncritically
What are common expectations for friendships? Give examples of each
Identify and discuss differences in the ways women and men, in general, communicate
support to their friends. Relate the differences to what you have learned about feminine
and masculine gender speech communities
Explain the concepts of self-sabotage.
Literal listening involves focusing only on the relationship-level meaning of a message.
Physiological noise is distraction caused by hunger, fatigue, headaches, medications,
and other factors that affect how we feel and think.
Cross-complaining occurs when one person's complaint is met by a countercomplaint
According to your book, there are seven stages that is the typical life cycle of families
with children. Fully describe each of these seven stages
Discuss the four features that research indicates are characteristic of satisfying close
relationships. After identifying each feature, explain and illustrate how it is
communicated between people
Disagreement and conflict are strongly disapproved of in many Asian cultures
Maintaining direct eye contact is always a sign of respect and attentiveness.
Westerners often disclose personal information to casual friends and acquaintances,
whereas Japanese tend to disclose only to very close friends
Passion happens without effortsometimes despite our efforts. Commitment is an act of
Discuss the role of parents in socializing children. Name three differences on how
fathers and mothers differ in the way they socialize with their children.
Men and women, as groups, self-disclose with equal frequency and depth
Cultural understandings of other sexual activities have been similarly reformed by the
coining of terms such as sexual harassment and marital rape, both of which
characterize activities previously perceived as acceptable.