COMM 2500 Final: Final Exam Study Guide_Spring17 Comm2500 Kopczynski
University of Colorado - Boulder
Final Exam Study Guide
*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:
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
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