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Unformatted text preview: COMM 1014 Review 2 Fall 2009 The test will cover chapters 8-12. You might also visit the Online Learning Center mentioned on the last review sheet to use the multiple-choice and true-false questions as one way to help you prepare. I would also review the key terms at the end of each chapter (you can create flashcards from the website). Dont forget to attend one of the review sessions (see Blackboard for time and place). Review my tips for studying, which are in the announcements section on Sept. 3 (do a view all). The test will consist of 45 multiple-choice questions (I havent made the test up yet), divided among the chapters pretty evenly, just like Test 1. Remember, Test 1 had only 42 questions because of the 3 points to come from research. Just keep this in mind for timing purposes. The questions will be one of three types: 1. Straight definition 2. Narrative/application (given a story and asked to apply a concept to it) 3. Least accurate/most accurate (given five responses and asked which one is least accurate (UNTRUE, FALSE) or most accurate (TRUE). Treat these as true/false questions, marking each option as T or F. You will find the answer much more quickly. Here are some questions to help guide you in studying. They are NOT the only things you should consider, but they are a good start of melding the lectures and the text. In the case of each theory, you should know its key assumptions, key concepets, how the theory predicts communication works or occurs or explains the phenomenon, and critiques. Ch. 8 Expectancy Violations Theory (EVT) What is the basic thesis/explanation of this theory? EVT is concerned primarily with the structure of nonverbal messages. It asserts that when communicative norms are violated, the violations may be perceivd either favorably or unfavorably, depending on the perception the receiver has of the violator. Violating anothers expectations is a strategy that may be used rather than conforming to anothers expectations/ What is meant by proxemics, and what are the four various zones that are represented? Proxemics: is the study of a persons use of space Four Zones: 1. Intimate distance- 0- 18; touch, whispering, observing facial features 2. Personal distance- 18- 4 ft; used for your family and friends holding hands, arms length; less personal relationships (sales clerk) 3. Social distance- 4ft- 12 ft; between and among co-workers; carry simultaneous tasks, most used everyday 4. Public distance- 12ft and beyond; formal, in-class discussions, teachers, public figures actions and words are exaggerated What is the impact of territoriality on expectancy violations? It can evoke two reactions: Prevention: marking you territory and Reaction: when prevention fails and you become cognitively or physically aroused How would you describe the assumptions of EVT?...
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