Knapp's Model of Interaction Stages


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When two people are getting serious in their relationship and discussing a future together, they are likely in what stage?

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1. When two people meet and are seeking to create a good impression, the stage they are in is called:

2. What is going on during the circumscribing phase?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ways in which we start, maintain, and end relationships with others are common even if the relationships themselves are very different. This quiz/worksheet combo will test your understanding of these stages of interaction with others. The quiz questions will test you on the stages of Knapp's interaction model, such as the circumscribing and experimentation phases.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on the following phases of this model of interaction:

  • When two people rarely have meaningful time to connect
  • When the individuals begin discussing a future together
  • When you are trying to make a good impression

Skills Practiced

These assessments allow students to test the knowledge they gained from the lesson by using the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how we interact with others in relationships and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the stage when we first meet someone
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the circumscribing phase

Additional Learning

To learn more about these stages of interaction, review the accompanying lesson, Knapp's Model of Interaction Stages. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Follow two hypothetical people through the stages of interaction
  • Identify the two models of Knapp's theory
  • Learn about avoidance and termination of relationships