1. Why do we communicate?
There are many reasons why we communicate. In fact, in some aspects it can be a need
rather than something we enjoy. For example, our health can be in jeopardy if we are not able to
interact. Another reason why we communicate is
Chapter 5 in Interpersonal Communications has a particular focus on language itself.
First off, the meaning of all words in pretty much any language is arbitrary; we assign words to
represent certain objects, thoughts, or ideas. We are all able
What is interpersonal perception?
One key factor to understanding perception is that we are constantly involved everyday in
interpersonal perception. There are many different criteria to how we perceive things. In one
single moment, there is so
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What is the self?
During our day, there are events that occur all of the time yet the ideas we have in our
minds dictate our moods. This idea is called self concept and if we look at ones self, we label
and place ourselves with the cer
Chapter 2 Questions
In your own words, and based on your reading, please answer the following question:
In what ways is interpersonal communication affected by culture, sex, and gender?
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Our main focus in regards to communication has so far just been about verbal
communication. Which makes sense, communication is talking isnt it? The big point of this
chapter is that non verbal communication speaks louder than verbal communicati
This chapters primary focus is on the idea of listening. Whenever we enter a
conversation or think about a conversation that we are about to have, our main focus tends to be
on our speaking skills. With this central focus on speaking, we often f
What are emotions?
Emotions are strong feelings that we get when we attach ourselves to something.
You could get emotions from attachment to people, getting a good grade that you worked
so hard for, the passing of someone close to you, or maybe
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What is interpersonal deception, and is it ever justified?
Interpersonal deception and interpersonal conflict go hand and hand and are unavoidable
in any relationship that we get into. First off, when we enter an interpersonal conflic
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What is interpersonal conflict?
Interpersonal conflict occurs when we have formed some sort of intimate bond with
another person and have come to some sort of disagreement. Interpersonal relationships
themselves thrive off of characte
Why are friendships and other social ties important?
If we look at emotion, it is something that occurs in response to an event or goal. The reason
why emotion is different from mood is because an emotion deals with the response of a specific
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What distinguishes intimate relationships from other relationships?
The first thing that we need to know about any relationship that we form is the reason
why we form relationships in the first place. Based off of Baumeisters need to b