COM 251Quest Two

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What is the link for SPT? Why is this link a problem?
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The link for this theory is cause & effect, and this is a problem because self-disclosure doesn’t always lead to closeness.
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According to Social Exchange Theory, what are the four states of relationships indicating whether people will stay or leave?
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The four states are concept, outcome, comparison level, and comparison level of alternatives
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What is the process of URT (the 3-part link)?
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All interactions are ambiguous in the beginning –> Uncertainty is a negative state we want to rid ourselves of –> Communication increases predictability
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What axiom presents a problem for URT?
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info seeking/uncertainty liking/uncertainty
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What is SIP vs. GULP?
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SIP is computer mediated communication (sips at a time) and GULP is face to face communication (big gulps at a time).
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What is the SIP link?
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Social Information–> Impression Formation–> Relationship Development
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How does CPM try to correct SPT?
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By focusing on the sender and receiver, not just sender
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What is the problem with assumption four?
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Co-owners of private information need to negotiate mutually agreeable privacy rules about telling others, this assumption has a problem because not everyone agrees on these terms
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How do the relational dialectics operate internal to relationship and external to relationship?
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Internal is within the relationship. External is outside the relationship.
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What is the core concept of relational dialectics?
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Internal and External
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Theories that view relationships as linear focus on what?
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relational development
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What is an axiom?
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A self-evident truth that requires no additional proof
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The basic premise of Uncertainty Reduction Theory is what?
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People are motivated to reduce uncertainty in initial interactions
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Social Penetration has been criticized because why?
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It equates self-disclosure with closeness
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The hyperpersonal perspective was added to the Social Information Processing Theory to explain what?
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Extraordinary closeness
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According to Communication Privacy Management Theory’s boundary coordination, the question, \”who else gets to know,\” is covered by which of the following processes?
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boundary linkages
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The best advice Sandra Petronio, theorist of Communication Privacy Management Theory, can provide to people revealing private information is to what?
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Establish effective boundaries through mutually established privacy rules
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Which of the contradictions from the Relational Dialectics Theory is connected to the Uncertainty Reduction Theory?
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Stability/Change
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Ron and Karen have been married for nine months. Karen has kept a diary for most of her life, which she keeps private, but Ron feels like she is trying to hide something. Which dialectic is this couple struggling to manage?
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expression/ non-expression
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Which of the Relational Theories prescribes to the Cybernetics Tradition?
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Communication Privacy Management Theory
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This interpersonal theory is not linear and, instead, focuses on constant flux.
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relational dialectics theory
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This theory tries to explain extraordinary closeness through the hyperpersonal perspective.
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social information processing theory
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The role of self-disclosure in this theory is to achieve closeness.
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social penetration theory
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It is called a \”wholly\” communication theory because it focuses on the communication process
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Communication Privacy Management Theory
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The theory focuses on the specific context of initial interactions only.
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uncertainty reduction theory
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The vocabulary term social penetration indicates that self-disclosure (cause) leads to relationship development (effect). This suggests that Social Penetration Theory is part of the _________________ tradition
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Socio-psychological
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There are two dimensions of self-disclosure. ________________ refers to the range of disclosure topics, while _________________ refers to the degree of intimacy of disclosures.
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breadth; depth
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According to the theory critique in the textbook, theorist Sandra Petronio has a problem with Social Penetration Theory because she believes saying that self-disclosure equates to closeness is:
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simplistic
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Uncertainty Reduction Theory is part of the objective approach. This is because theory focuses on uncertainty reduction or:
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Increasing predictability
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What is uncertainty reduction?
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Increased knowledge of what kind of person another is, which allows one to forecast how a future interaction will turn out.
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Which of the following eight truths (axioms) about uncertainty is not used in Uncertainty Reduction Theory? -perception checking -reciprocity -self-disclosure -verbal communication
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perception-checking
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Social Information Processing is part of the objective approach. This is because theory focuses on the following cause and effect link:
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Social Information–> Impression Formation–> Relationship Development
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The theorist, Joe Walther, gives advice about how to successfully develop relationships online and; therefore, Social Information Processing Theory would fit within the ________________ tradition.
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socio-psychological
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Which of the following statements is true about the Social Information Processing (SIP) Theory critique? -All five scientific standards are met. -All five scientific standards are met except practical utility. -All five scientific standards are met expect prediction of future events. -All five scientific standards are met except testable hypotheses.
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All five standards are met
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Because the Communication Privacy Management focuses on individuals creating and maintaining shared boundaries for private information through communication, it is likely to be classified in the __________________ tradition
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socio-cultural
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Which standard is not met by Communication Privacy Management Theory?
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aesthetic appeal
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According to the textbook critique of Communication Privacy Management Theory, which principle causes a problem?
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Co-owners of private information need to negotiate mutually agreeable privacy rules about telling others.
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Because the Relational Dialectics Theory focuses on understanding the tensions of relationships through dialogue, it is likely to be classified in the ___________________ tradition.
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phenomenological
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1. An internal dialectic focuses on tensions ____________________ while an external dialectic focuses on tensions __________________.
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Within a relationship; Between couple and their community
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1. According to the critique section of the textbook, the Relational Dialectics theorist, Leslie Baxter believes it is a _________________ theory because it should be judged on the basis of its ability to help us see close relationships in a new light.
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sensitizing by

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