Homework: Costs and Rewards
The purpose of this activity is to illustrate the role of costs and rewards in
relationships, by assigning you a cost-benefit analysis of two of your present
relationshipsone that is satisfactory and one that is unsatisfactory.
The Messages in the Media (1%)
The purpose of this activity is to examine the images of relationships portrayed in the mass
media and analyze the possible effects of these portrayals.
SUBMIT: The actual ad from the magazine OR a copy of it (no complete ma
The purpose of this activity is to show how several factors are involved in the
process of being attracted to people.
(1) You should briefly interview three close friends asking each one to tell you
why he/she was initially attracted t
Chapter 14: Power in Interpersonal Relationships
How does your text define interpersonal power?
Interpersonal power is what enables one person to control the behavior of the other.
What is the principle of least interest?
The person who holds the power i
Chapter 13: Conflict in Interpersonal Relationships
o What are the five principles of interpersonal conflict? (Be able to explain
The inevitability of conflict, conflicts positive and negative aspects,
conflicts focus on content and/or re
Chapter 12: Interpersonal Relationships: Friendship, Love, Family, and Workplace
o What is the definition of friendship?
An interpersonal relationship between two interdependent persons that is mutually
productive and characterized by mutual po
Chapter 11: Interpersonal Relationships: Growth and Deterioration
o Attraction theory
What three factors is part of attraction theory?
The three factors that are a part of the attraction theory are attractiveness,
Chapter 10 Universals of Interpersonal Relationships
Relationship Dialectics theory (box)
o What does relational dialectics theory propose about relationships?
The relational dialectic theory proposes argues that people in a relationship experience ongoin
Chapter 9 Messages and Conversation
Be able to identify and describe the five steps of the communication process:
Opening- the message that establishes a connection between two people and opens up the
channels for meaningful interaction. Usually is some k
Chapter 8 Nonverbal Messages
What are kinesics?
The study of communication through body movement.
Explain and offer an example for each of the following types of nonverbal body movements:
Emblems- they are substitutes for words. Example- OK Peace or Come
Chapter 6 Universals of Verbal and Nonverbal Messages
In what ways can nonverbal messages interact with verbal messages? Offer an example of each.
a. Nonverbal communication is often used to accent, to emphasize some part of the verbal message. ExampleRai
Chapter 5: Listening (between 10 and 15 questions)
What are the five things that listening enables you to do?
Listening allows you to do all of the following: Learn, relate, influence, play and help.
Can you explain how listening is different than heari
Chapter 4: Perception (between 15 and 20 questions)
What is meant by the term perception?
The term perceptions meaning is a continuous series of processes that blend into one another.
Explain and offer an example for each of the five stages of interperson
Chapter 3: The Self
What is meant by the term self-concept?
A self-concept is the image you yourself have of who you are.
List the four sources from which you develop your self-concept.
1. The image of you that others have and that they reveal to you
Chapter 1: Universals of Interpersonal Communication
What are the research findings on the relationship between communication and marriage
Communication in marriage is key, without the relationships would never grow and fall