Study Guide Exam 2

Study Guide Exam 2 - COMM 200 GIBBS, SPRING 2010 STUDY...

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COMM 200 – GIBBS, SPRING 2010 STUDY GUIDE FOR EXAM 2 Chapter 11: Social Exchange Theory Key terms (these are bolded and defined in the margins of each chapter) Content vs. relational components of communication and meaning Definition of social exchange How value or worth of a relationship is defined (reward-cost ratio) The role of resources Assumptions about human nature and about relationships The rule of distributive justice Exchange patterns Exchange structures Comparisons for evaluating relationships (CL and CLalt) Critique: strengths and weaknesses DO NOT need to know Prisoner’s Dilemma Chapter 12: Relational Dialectics Theory Key terms (these are bolded and defined in the margins of each chapter) Definition of dialectic and relational dialectic Assumptions of the theory Relational dialectics: autonomy/connection, openness/closedness, novelty/predictability Contextual dialectics: public/private, real/ideal Strategies for coping with dialectics Critique: strengths and weaknesses
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