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Social Systems & Communication Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. While anyone can be influenced by peers, the following group is particularly vulnerable

Question 2 2. What function of nonverbal communication is controlled by using nonverbal cues to establish rules of communication?

Question 3 3. Aside from the loss of money, why might retirement be a challenge for aging individuals?

Question 4 4. Theresa is a surgeon. She's asked to speak at her daughter's third-grade class for career day. For her presentation, Theresa plans to use higher level vocabulary to discuss a very complicated gastrointestinal procedure. What may be the outcome of her presentation?

Question 5 5. Which of the following is NOT a reason why social circles narrow in late adulthood?

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Question 6 6. What is the most important aspect of decoding nonverbal cues?

Question 7 7. Sender is to encode as receiver is to _____.

Question 8 8. Which of the following illustrates the difference between psychological noise and physiological noise?

Question 9 9. The time of life after age 65 is called _____.

Question 10 10. What forms can peer pressure take?

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Question 11 11. A professional football player who plays better when his games are nationally televised is exhibiting _____.

Question 12 12. Olive's boss told her that she had to work late and Olive said 'Well, okay', while also slouching, bowing her head and frowning. This is an example of what nonverbal cue?

Question 13 13. What is a possible reason why a remarriage is less stable than a first marriage?

Question 14 14. Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of friendship in late adulthood?

Question 15 15. The communication process is made up of _____.

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Question 16 16. According to Yale psychologist Irving Janis, close-knit groups maintain solidarity by _____.

Question 17 17. What is the most common cause of social isolation among the elderly?

Question 18 18. Lack of eye contact, leaning in, and arms folded across the chest are examples of _____.

Question 19 19. Early adulthood is the time between _____ and _____.

Question 20 20. If your friend tries to persuade you to apply yourself more in school, that is an example of?

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Question 21 21. While deciding on how to approach a battle, an army unit that is exhibiting groupthink might _____.

Question 22 22. The neglect or abuse of dependent elderly persons is known as:

Question 23 23. Which of the following is a form of elder abuse?

Question 24 24. Janet is at a party and realizes that it is close to her curfew. When she tells her friend that she is leaving, her friend persuades her to stay a little longer. Janet is reluctant, but agrees to stay at the party. This is an example of _____.

Question 25 25. A student in a classroom is exhibiting social loafing by _____.

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Question 26 26. Men's same-sex friendships tend to revolve around _____.

Question 27 27. In order to be an effective listener, the most important thing you can do is to _____.

Question 28 28. A continued dialogue between the sender & receiver is called _____.

Question 29 29. How does understanding occur in a communication process?

Question 30 30. Understanding the _____ of the audience is an important element of effective listening when public speaking.

Social Systems & Communication Chapter Exam Instructions

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