Study Questions for Midterm 1 - Chapters 1, 2, and 3
1. Explain two communication principles.
2. Name three communication misconceptions.
3. Explain what is empathy.
4. Why do we communicate?
5. Explain self-concept and self-esteem.
Chapter Eight Relationships
Why We Form Relationships
Important at Early Stages
The more similar a married couples personalities
are the more likely they are to report being happy.
For adults, similarity is mo
Chapter Nine - Intimacy and Distance in Relational Communication
Physical the fetus experience a physical closeness with its mother that will
never happen again.
Intellectual Sharing - exchange of important ideas fosters a kind of closeness
that can be po
Chapter Seven - Listening
Listening is Important
Most Frequent Communication Activity
11 percent writing
16 percent speaking
17 percent reading
55 percent listening (media/interpersonal)
Valued Relational Skill
Important to Career Success
Chapter Six Notes Nonverbal Communication
Definition Messages Expressed by Other Than Linguistic Means
Nonverbal Skills Are Vital
All Nonverbal Behavior has Communicative Value
Chapter Five Notes Language
Language and Worldview
Language is Symbolic
Understandings and Misunderstandings
Words Semantic Rules
1. Explain the difference between mindless listening and mindful listening.
2. Name five types of ineffective listening.
3. Explain how can we listen better?
4.Explain two elements of the listening process.
5. Explain two factors why we form relationships
Improving Communication Climates Chapter 10
Communication Climate Key to Positive Relationships
Emotional Tone of a Relationship
Way People Feel About Each Other
Levels of Message Confirmation
Chapter 12 Cohesion and Climate in the Small Group
Communication among group members can produce either a facilitating or debilitating
The Importance of Cohesion
Definition: occurs when a member reaches an acceptable level of desire to stay in the
- CHAP 1 -1. Define small group communication.
- 3 or more people working interdependently for the purpose of accomplishing a task.
4 advantages of working in a small group:
1. Greater access to resources
2. Better understanding and retention of material.
Small Group Decision-Making Procedures
Definition of Decision-Making Procedures
Definition: Structured methods of decision making that:
Coordinate group members communication.
Keep members focused on the issues at hand.
Guide members through the proces
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Chapter 4 Diversity Among Small Group Members
A. Explain how diversity impacts small group.
B. Identify and describe four dimensions of culture.
C. Differentiate between sex and
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Chapter 3 - Small Group Member Communication and Personality Traits
A. Communication traits and personality traits
B. Four communication traits
C. Three personality traits
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Chapter 2 The Small Group Socialization Process
A. Explain why individuals join groups.
B. Define socialization from a communication perspective.
C. Differentiate among the five ph
Chapter 11 Conflict in the Small Group
Definition of Conflict
Definition: an expressed struggle between at least two interdependent people who
perceive incompatible goals, scarce resources, and interference in order to achieve
Approaches to Small Group Leadership
Being a Leader Versus Sharing Leadership
Leadership: a process whereby an individual influences a group of individuals to
achieve a common goal.
Appointed leader: assumes the role responsibility of controlling and dire
Development of Small Group Roles
Functional Approach to Roles
Definition: a functional approach to small groups focuses on the communicative
behaviors used by group members during group meetings.
Positive statements: direct the group toward goal attainmen
- CHAP 5 -1. Explain the importance of studying group communication from a lifespan
- Lifespan - meaning the group has a beginning and an end. Using this approach, we
can investigate communication in small groups as members proceed through phase
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Service Learning Reflection Assignment
Name: _ Group Name & #_
Please provide the following information.
ALL ANSWERS SHOULD BE TYPED and single spaced, PRINT, AND SUBMIT
Community Partner: _
COMST 16 Peer Evaluation Form
Your name : _ Your group number & name: _
For each group member, evaluate his/her/their contribution to the three group projects as well as his/her/their
contribution to the overall group experience. A score of 1 is the lowes