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Here is a study guide for the upcoming COMM 1000 Exam 2.

Be aware that just because

something does not appear below does not guarantee that it will not appear on the exam.
However, if you study the following you should be well prepared for the test. Be sure that you
can answer the following, including definitions of the relevant terms. Dont just memorize
answers. Think of examples and differentiate course concepts from one another.

Understand the 4-component attachment theory model? Be able to think of examples of each

Know about self disclosure and the multiple ways that it can be used to form and maintain

What is a relational climate? What are the different types of relational climates? What are their
messages characterized by (Hint: use the book and lecture for these)?

What is the chilling effect? Can you give an example?

Know Ducks stages of dissolution, and what behaviors happen in each stage.

What are the stages in Knapps theory of the life cycle of relationships?

Be able to characterize communication that maintains relationships. Understand the concept
of relational maintenance

What is the dialectical perspective? What are the assumptions of the dialectical perspective?

Be able to name and describe the 3 main types of relational dialectics.

What are norms? What are roles? What are expected and enacted roles? Know the differences
between inter-role and intra-role conflict.

According to Fitzpatrick, what are the three dimensions on which couples are evaluated in the
marital typology? What are the characteristics of each marital style? Which style tends to be
most satisfied?

Conflict is made up of which 2 elements? What is the Killman-Thomas model of conflict?

What are the various conflict styles? What makes each different?

Be able to define dominance and power. What is the relationship between dominance and

What are conflict avoidance tactics? What are conflict escalation tactics? What are the
maintenance and reduction tactics?

What is negotiation? Know the six-steps in negotiation and understand principled negotiation

What are three criteria to evaluate lies in relationships? What do we know about lie detection
in intimate relationships?

Understand the term whistleblowing and how it relates to ethical communication.

Know about moral courage and the different perspectives on lying and ethical communication.
Be able to pick out communication scenarios that fit for the varying perspectives.

Know the love styles from the book (and lecture).