HDF(exam2) - HDF 304/WGS 301 Family Relationships...

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HDF 304/WGS 301 – Family Relationships Communication is key Review Sheet 1. What is meant by the term “interpersonal gap” and what implications does it have for relationship functioning? (know the graphic very well) – Interpersonal gap: Senders intentions often differ from listener’s experience. This can cause communication problems in terms of encoding and decoding messages. (refer to graphic) 2. What are the two forms of nonverbal communication discussed in class and in what ways do they ‘provide valuable information’? Body language : women sit with little space as possible- more symmetrical , men sit with as much space as possible- (communicate dominance) Body language shows nervousness once stimulated. Facial expression : (is cross cultural/ same across all cultures) mood changes. Feedback to the body. 3. Why did I say that body language is “leaky” – i.e., why is it leakier than facial expressions? – harder to control than facial expression. 4. Are facial expressions learned or are they innate (i.e., are we born with them)? How do you know this?- Innate because even blind people show basic expressions 5 . What are the 6 ‘basic’ facial expressions? Why do you think these expressions, in particular, are ‘basic’? (i.e., what types of information do they provide to make them particularly important?) – anger ,fear, sadness, joy, disgust, and suprise ; 6. What is the importance of nonverbal sensitivity in close relationships? Be familiar with how studies are conducted to determine who is bad at encoding/decoding as well as the findings reported in class (i.e., see the handouts on blackboard). Also be able to define encoding and decoding. – Encoding: how we package a message. decoding - how we unpackage messages. This is important because it leads to good communication and relationship satisfaction. To determine problem, experts are introduced into the relationship to see whether the husband and wife have encoding/ decoding problems. 7. You should be able to draw out a diagram that would depict how to determine whether or not particular individuals are good/bad encoders/decoders (e.g., Jack and Jill are having communication problems. Their therapist thinks it’s because Jill is a poor encoder. What would you do to determine if this is the case?) . Have Jill encode a message and have the therapist and Jack decode the message, both would fail to decode the message properly, and at the same time have Jack and the therapist encode a message, and Jill should be able to decode the message with no problems. 8. What are the five of the most common topics about which couples tend to argue? – Power issues, intimacy, household tasks, mate being overly critical, and driving style 9 . How do researchers tend to study how couples communicate? In other words, if you wanted to know whether or not a couple’s arguments stressed them out, how would you set up such a study? – Identify problem areas, record conversations, and “code” for specific behavrors. Wound healing?
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10. John Gottman identified four signs a couple might display during an argument that
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2009 for the course CH 302 taught by Professor Holcombe during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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HDF(exam2) - HDF 304/WGS 301 Family Relationships...

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