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Comm 200 LN 0216_handout - Chapter 10 Social Penetration...

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Chapter 10 Social Penetration Theory COMM 200 Dr. Gibbs 2/16/11
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Exam Tip and Review Session 1. Visit the Online Learning Center: www.mhhe.com/west3 2. Click on “Site Map” 3. Click on “Multiple Choice Quiz” for   each chapter **Exam Review Session will be held   Sunday 7-9 pm in Sakai chat room
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Quiz Question: Get your clickers ready… After Kelly’s audition for American Idol the judges  ripped her to shreds. Because Kelly believes that she  is a very good singer, she blamed the harsh criticism  on the fact that Simon is a jerk and she’s been  suffering from a cold. Which of the following  explanations for attribution biases  would account  for Kelly’s reaction?  a. Perceptual salience b. Self concept concerns c. Predictability concerns d. Fundamental attribution error
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Explanation for Attribution Biases Perceptual Salience Attribute cause to what is most salient in our perceptual  field Self Concept Concerns We are motivated to maintain a stable sense of self Predictability Concerns Make an attribution that allows you to predict what’s  going to happen next
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Overview of SPT Developed to understand the relational  closeness between two people Interpersonal relationships evolve gradually  and predictably Superficial relationships progress to intimate 
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