COMM 2500 Final: Final Exam Study Guide_Spring17 Comm2500 Kopczynski

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University of Colorado - Boulder
COMM 2500
Joanne Esch

Final Exam Study Guide Spring 2017 *The final exam will cover topics from class and the text. Ideas from text and class are listed on the left. Key terms are from the text; these are definitions you need to know (below TB = colored text box in textbook). The exam will include 40 multiple choice/true or false questions and two short answer essay questions. I will provide additional information regarding the essay question on the review day for the final exam in class. Final Exam Dates & Times: th Monday May 8 , 1:30-4:00 pm You will be tested over the following readings: Textbook Chapters: 10, 11, 13 Baxter & Bullis, Turning Points Dailey et a., On-again, Off-again Relationships Suter, Discursive Negotiation of Family Gladwell, Blink (Chapter 6 & Conclusion) Escalating Relationships (Chapter 11, Baxter & Bullis, Turning Points) Key Terms: What do the authors of your text say about whether people have always had intimate matching hypothesis relationships? secret tests Identify and explain each of the five aspects of attraction discussed in class and the text. triangle tests What do these suggest about who we want? turning points What factors impact “choice” in relationships? What is the social history of courtship and how was it related to gender roles? (TB 11.1) Identify and explain each of Knapp & Vangelisti’s five stages of relational development. What does a turning point approach to relationships suggest about how relationships develop? What did Baxter and Bullis find in terms of types of TPs partners agreed on and about agreement and satisfaction? Maintaining Relationships (Chapter 11) Key Terms: In social exchange theory, what is the goal of relationships? What is a comparison level and relational dialectic a comparison level of alternatives? Know the “formulas” for determining satisfaction and dependence. Be prepared to describe outcomes, CL and CLalt for different relationships in terms of happiness and stability. Explain the basic idea of equity theory. How is equity determined? How do people feel when under/over-benefitted? What is a dialectic? What does a dialectical view of relationships suggest about our experience of relationships? What are the three main dialectics described in your text? The expanded view of dialectics includes internal and external dialectics. What is the difference between an internal and external dialectical tension? What is Dailey et al.’s primary argument? Conflict & Dissolution; Friendship Relationships (Chapter 11) Key Terms: What are content and relational meaning? What are the three assumptions of a Relational content message Control Approach? relational message What are unwanted repetitive patterns? What do the authors of the text indicate people need magic 5:1 r
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