in progress   VERSION -

DYNAMICS OF HUMAN COMMUNICATION
-- F '04 --  


  THIS IS A RANDOM (& incomplete) LIST OF ITEMS YOU SHOULD KNOW FOR

              >>>> TEST #2 <<<< [Beebe,et al.  4e] --on   Tues 12/14/04 @8:45am in FH:58A


See below for three required advance test questions  

NOTE --- Remember, this course attempts to examine various factors which are in  operation when people interact. Think about the various units in the course content as interrelated and conceptual. 

This means that, in addition to knowing specific terms and their definitions, you should also be aware of what that item "looks like" in action and in coordination with other dynamics of human communication.   Also, be prepared to synthesize various concepts and apply them to the explanation of human communication behaviors & encounters. As you may remember from my feedback to Test #1, I give the most points to answers that are not just superficially descriptive , but instead analyze human communication by explicitly  applying concepts from the course & text.

 
 

  re: TYPES OF QUESTIONS:
  • Questions will probably be of the  Terminology Definitions,  Short answer,  & Essay types. Be prepared to analyze, compare and explain. 
  • Also, I will NOT use the same exact wording as in the books  & I expect you to use your own words in your answers. 
  • LOOK BELOW FOR THREE  ADVANCE QUESTIONS TO BE COMPLETED AT HOME & SUBMITTED ON TEST DAY (+ ONE BONUS QUES)
   re: PRIMARY CHAPTERS  For the in-class portion of the test, emphasis will be on Chapters  4 [Diversity] , 5 [Listening terms] , 7[NV], 8[Conflict Mgmt], 9,10,11[Family & Relational Interaction]  --as well as the notes/activities relating to these areas.

Also see the grid below of  the basic topic areas that have been covered.

 Also take note of the diagrams/figures on pp. in 301 &  362.  
 

 re: ADDITIONAL GUIDELINES
  • On Test 1,  some  people lost points  because on writing in generalities-- rather than citing specific terms/concepts from the  text & notes.
  • Review the handouts that have been used for class activities.  They  also indicate important concepts/terms from the text.
  • Review previous study sheet for sample questions
  • As you review your readings, make use of the chapter preview information as well as the post-chapter glossaries. 
  • Also, be familiar with such terms/concepts including,  [ BUT NOT LIMITED TO]  these listed below:

 

 
 

Your Interpersonal Toolbox    
[& all the competencies within it] 
Relationships  (types, levels, dimensions [T/I/P],  principles, stages, roles)    Co-culture
Self Disclosure (models, techniques, risks, effects)  Johari Window ( re: self disclosure; re: self concept)  Listening ( all types; key terms)
assertive/aggressive/passive symmetrical/complementary/parallel Cohesiveness/Adaptability
Linguistic Determinism (language = World View) Types/Sources of  Power  in Relationships  Conflict Management  
Nonverbal Communication (including the various "subchannels") Affinity Seeking / Immediacy Systems Theory (as-applied-to-human-communication)
Family (incl. types; as-a-system,   Culture (elements, values, contexts, barriers)  Other-Orientation& Empathy
Language    

   
 

         ADVANCE QUESTIONS :

[ to be completed at home & handed in  along with your in-class test] [ will be worth 18-21 pts] 
  << Each answer should be -1 page long 
[typed/double-spaced] & should integrate specific material from the relevant chapter/ notes.>>

 


  • 1.  Using specific references to current or past relationships in your life, Explain complementary relationships / symmetrical relationships / parallel relationships

 

  • 2. Read the scenario below. Using relevant insights from Chapters 9 & 10       ( e.g.  attraction, liking, relationship-of-choice/circumstance, affinity-seeking , self-disclosure, etc, etc) address items a & b: 

    <a> Explain WHY the driver of Car #2  felt compelled to say something to me.  
    <b>Considering the clues  in the scenario about the level / type of relationship between me & the  driver of Car#2, WHAT would have been appropriate behavior response on my part? 

    Scenario : (these events actually happened)  

            Not too long ago, I parked in a (relatively) small parking lot of a  " Staples " store in northern New  Jersey.  While  I was walking toward  the store,  a few feet away from me, another car (= Car #1) started to back out very quickly--but the driver either did not seem to notice  or did not care about me or another car (= Car #2) that was already  proceeding up the lane toward the exit.  When Car #2 blew its horn  as a warning,  Car #1continued to back out in front of it anyway.  
         When Car #2 came abreast of me, the driver leaned out & said to me: "How do you like that guy?  I beeped at him & he still didn't  want to stop!" ... 

 

 

  • 3. Of  many video/movie clips that were shown this semester, select the one that gave you the biggest insight. Then, complete a, b & c below.

        <a>  Explain the specific CONCEPT that was being demonstrated at the time.

        <b>  Explain WHY it gave you such an impact.

        <c> Explain HOW it will affect your future Interpersonal Communication

                technique ( i.e. add to your "Interpersonal Toolbox")

 

  

 

 

**BONUS POINTS:

[This question CAN ALSO  be completed at home & handed in along with your in-class test]  [ it will be worth up to 5 extra points]

 4.   p. 117 question # 6  [div/ethics/conflict]

 

 

 

  last update: 12/7/04

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

not used Fall 04

Meaning is arbitrary

Sympathy vs Empathy ( in Interpersonal Comm.)

Complete  p. 277 # 7 3e( via chapter 8 [Confl.Mngmnt]) )  You can tie in factors from other chapters, as well. 

Analyze  the excerpt below via referring to at least 3 relevant LANGUAGE principles from Chapter 6.  Be sure to be concrete & analytical as you discuss how the church skillfully used language to communicate both explicit & implicit messages. 

"St Clement's enjoys the privilege of welcoming many  people through its doors. Please be attentive to your personal belongings while you are here." from an actual  sign in the hallway of a NYC church