Book Title
Interpersonal Communication: Everyday Encounters 7th Edition

STM 15951

July 4, 2017
In Chapter 3 on perception and communication, the author stated that there is no
intrinsic meaning in phenomena but that humans actively construct meanings and attach
values. In Chapter 4, the author argued that language is powerful and that values
inherent in the words we use shape our perceptions and those of others. Do these two
statements contradict one another? Craft your answer in relation to the notions of hate
speech and loaded language. (Be sure to distinguish between these two notions in your
answer and provide concrete examples to support your point).
Compare and contrast the four different styles of attachments and illustrate each style
with an example. In your response, be sure to define attachment styles.
We are less likely to forgive a partner if we attribute his or her transgression to personal
When we listen literally, we don't make the effort to understand how others feel about
what they say or to endorse them as people.
In the United States, it is common for friends and romantic partners to sample food
from each other's plates, but many Germans consider this extremely rude.
Research shows that we are more likely to recall behaviors that are consistent with our
labels for people than behaviors that are inconsistent.
Research has found that conventional IQ accounts for no more than 25% of success on
the job, whether the job is copier repairperson, CEO, or scientist.
Statistics on violence between intimates are based on reported incidents. Given what
you have learned about feminine and masculine socialization, why might male and
female victims not report violent incidents (hint: be sure to discuss potentially different
reasons for each)
Humans generally do not focus on higher (more abstract) needs until more basic needs
are first met.
What is the Whorf-Sapir View of language?
Americans increasingly accept online romantic relationships as "real"
According to Goleman (1995a, 1995b, 1998; Goleman et al., 2002), people who have
high emotional intelligence quotients (EQs) are more likely than people with lower EQs
to create satisfying relationships, to be comfortable with themselves, and to work
effectively with others.
Discuss each of the four guidelines for effective communication in families. Give an
example of each guideline
Communication researchers report that evaluative communication evokes defensiveness
Emotional intelligence includes more than being in touch with your feelings.
Direct definitions, self-fulfilling prophecies, attachment styles, and identity scripts are
all family influences on self-concept.
Relationship researchers have identified patterns in terms of how relationships tend to
deteriorate. Put the following phases in sequential order and explain characteristics of
each phase. Feel free to use a real or hypothetical example to illustrate these phases:
intrapsychic phase, dyadic breakdown phase, grave dressing, social phase, dyadic
phase, social support
According to the cognitive labeling view of emotions, the mechanism that allows this is
language or symbols. This view claims that our labels for our physiological responses
influence how we interpret those responses.