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  1. . Competent communicators are nearly always described as "outgoing," "straightforward," and "humorous
    FALSE
  2.  Shared understanding and clarity are the most important goals in achieving successful communication
    FALSE
  3. Communication competence is a trait that people either possess or lack.
    FALSE 
  4. There is no such thing as the "same" message; words and behavior are different each time they are spoken or performed
    TRUE 
  5. It is impossible to repeat the same communication event
    TRUE
  6. Socially isolated people compensate effectively for lack of communication, so their longevity rates are about the same as those of people with strong social ties.
    FALSE
  7. According to your text, impersonal communication is dehumanizing and should be avoided.
    FALSE 
  8. . Communicators who rely on standardized rules to guide their interactions are usually ineffective communicators.

    TRUE 
  9. It's impossible to stop communicating.
    TRUE
  10. Impersonal communication follows standardized rules for behavior learned from parents, teachers, and other people with whom we interact.
    TRUE 
  11. . Research indicates that computer-mediated communication (CMC) offers advantages for impression management.
    TRUE 
  12. The self-concept is extremely resistant to change.
    TRUE 
  13. The influence of significant others becomes less powerful as people grow older.
    TRUE 
  14. You are unlikely to reveal all of the perceived self to another person.
    TRUE 
  15. . People who think highly of themselves are likely to think highly of others too.

    TRUE 
  16. Our concept of self is shaped by the culture in which we have been reared
    TRUE 
  17. The self-concept is a constantly changing set of perceptions that others have of you.
    FALSE
  18. Both verbal and nonverbal messages contribute to a developing self-concept.
    TRUE
  19. . All inaccurate self-concepts are overly negative.

    FALSE
  20. . It is possible to have a more favorable image of yourself than the objective facts or the opinions of others warrant
    TRUE 
  21. . While culture has a great deal to do with our perception, it is understood that self-esteem and moods of a person do not.

    FALSE 
  22. Perception checking is a type of metacommunication.

    True
  23. . Total empathy is impossible to achieve.

    TRUE
  24. We can change our emotional cycles by refusing to let biology interfere with our lives.

    FALSE 
  25. . Your text points out that people with high self-esteem are quicker to assume the worst possible motives on the part of others.
    FALSE
  26. In perceiving others, we usually blame their problems on their personal qualities rather than on factors outside them.

    TRUE
  27. . Since we are the ones who experience reality, we have a complete idea of what that reality is.
    false
  28. Most of the time, people to whom we're repetitiously exposed become noticeable
    true
  29. Unchanging people or things become less noticeable, and thus occupy less of our attention than those that change
    true
  30. No two people perceive a given set of sense data identically
    true
  31. People who act out their anger generally feel better than those who express anger without physically lashing out.

    false
  32. Generally speaking, people are more likely to share negative emotions rather than positive emotions.
    false
  33. Men are more likely than women are to reveal their strengths and positive emotions.

    true
  34. Research indicates that people from warmer climates are more emotionally expressive than people from cooler climates.
    true
  35. . People all over the world tend to express sadness, anger, and joy the same way facially.
    true
  36. Over-expression of emotion may create physiological ailments as much as under-expression of emotion.
    true
  37. When sharing your feelings, it's not necessary to accept responsibility for them because so often others cause them
    false
  38. . Fortunately, for people who want to hide their emotions, all the physical changes that accompany emotions are internal.
    false
  39. The physiological changes that accompany many strong emotions are similar.
    true
  40. While there is a link between physical behavior and emotional states, mental behavior plays no role in determining how we feel.
    false
  41. "It's A Girl Thing For Women," suggests that the word "girl" is most often viewed by women as a derogatory term.

    false
  42. The Many Meanings of 'I Love You'" in this chapter points out how several different interpretations of the phrase 'I love you' may be misinterpreted due to semantic rules.
    true
  43. Because meanings rest more in people than in words, labels are unimportant.
    false
  44. . Equivocal words are words that can be interpreted in more than one way.
    true
  45. Emotive words are words that sound as if they're describing something, but are really announcing the speaker's attitude toward it
    true
  46. . "I'm rather upset" is more powerful language than "I'm upset."
    false
  47. A perfectly worded "I" statement delivered with total sincerity will ensure that the other person will not get defensive
    false
  48. . American Sign Language is a system of symbols rather than natural signs.

    true
  49. Gender is by far the most influential factor influencing conversational style.
    false
  50. All human languages are symbolic in nature
    true
  51. . In the Chapter Six reading, "The Way You Talk Can Hurt You?" the author asserts that contemporary young women use paralanguage in a way which creates the impression that they are timid and weak.

    true
  52. Nonverbal messages cannot convey information in the past or future tenses.
    true
  53. . According to the text, you can not avoid communicating
    true
  54. Nonverbal communication is usually specific and clear.
    false
  55. . Nonverbal and verbal behaviors operate together to create messages.
    true
  56. . In many instances, the use of touch increases liking and boosts compliance.
    true
  57. Most communication scholars don't define American Sign Language as nonverbal communication.
    true
  58. Your text defines nonverbal communication as any type of communication that isn't expressed by speech
    false
  59. . According to your text, research has demonstrated that over 60 percent of the emotional impact of a message comes from the words themselves rather than nonverbal cues.
    false
  60. When we are interested in something or someone, the pupils of our eyes usually get smaller.
    false
  61. According to research, most listeners retain 70% of a message for several weeks.
    false
  62. There is no single "best" listening style to use in all situations.
    true
  63. A good listener will always state her own opinion so the other person knows where she stands on the issue
    true
  64. You should do more paraphrasing than any other type of listening.
    true
  65. Speaking has more apparent advantages than listening does.
    true
  66. Questioning is one type of listening response used to help others
    true
  67. Your text recommends paraphrasing whenever someone wants your help.
    false
  68. Because of its lively, segmented bursts of information, contemporary mass media has helped develop a generation of better listeners.
    false
  69. . According to the text, the most helpful way of responding to a problem is to offer good, specific advice
    true
  70. Speaking is an active process; listening is a passive activity.
    false
  71. Dialectical tensions arise when a relationship is new and tend to disappear after the first two years.
    false
  72. . Research reported in Chapter 8 indicates that long term relationships are most satisfying when the partners do everything together.
    false
  73. Of the three types of dialectical tensions, research indicates that young married couples report having the most difficulty with the openness versus privacy tension
    false
  74. Your text suggests that while benevolent lies are common, the truth is always the best course of action.
    false
  75. Small talk typically occurs during the initiating stage of an interpersonal relationship.
    false
  76. Not only is the Internet increasingly being used to initiate relationships, but is being used to terminate them as well.
    true
  77. We can categorize interpersonal relationships as intimate or not by the place in which they occur.
    false
  78. Self-disclosure must be frequent to be effective.
    false
  79. The most revealing level of self-disclosure usually involves talking about feelings.
    false
  80. After we get to know others, their liking for us becomes less of a factor in our attraction toward them.
    false
  81. Research cited in the text states that strong marriages are characterized by productive expressions of conflict, among other things.
    true
  82. Destructive fights often start because the initiator confronts a partner who isn't ready for a confrontation.
    true
  83. Interdependence must exist between two parties in order for a conflict to exist.
    true
  84. . A conflict can exist only when both parties are aware of a disagreement.
    true
  85. . Chapter Ten admits that there are situations when direct aggression is the only realistic option.
    true
  86. . Avoidance and accommodation are both forms of nonassertive behavior
    true
  87. Win-lose or win-win outcomes to conflicts can often be products of self-fulfilling prophecies.

    true
  88. The text says that "counting to ten" applies to win-win problem solving.
    true
  89. As long as one person in the relationship is aware of the disagreement, a conflict exists.

    false
  90. You can live happily ever after" is the ultimate theme of Looking Out/Looking In.

    false

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