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People who have multiple connections in their personal environments are happier. T or F?

True.

Which of the following does not typically occur in the intensifying stage of interpersonal relationships?

The parties begin to take on an identity as a social unit.

According to your text, we are more attracted to people who are good at what they do but admit their mistakes. T or F?

True

According to the text, we are usually attracted to people who...

like us.

The best predictor of whether a couple will be friends after reaching the terminating stage is...

*B. WHETHER THEY HAVE CHILDREN


*D. WHETHER THEY WENT TO COUNSELING


**E. B AND D

Attraction to others is greatest when we perceive we are similar to them in a high percentage of important areas, like goals and beliefs. T or F?


True

Relationships...

a. are constantly changing


b. need ongoing maintenance to keep them satisfying


c. are affected by culture


d. typically progress from one stage to another


**E. ALL OF THESE CHOISES ARE CORRECT ARE TRUE ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS

John and Valerie have an agreement that he will call to tell her when he will be late from work so she won't worry. When he forgets, Valerie is upset because of what type of transgression?

Relational

The benefit of forgiveness is...


a. less emotional distress


b. less aggression


c. improvement of cardiovascular functioning


d. restoration of the damaged relationship


**E. ALL OF THESE CHOICES ARE CORRECT ARE BENEFICIAL

Your roommate says, "It's your turn to take out the trash" in a demanding tone of voice. If you want to find out the relational dimension of the message, you should...

use perception checking to see if your roommate is upset with you.

We are often attracted to people who...

a. we find physically attractive


b. are different but can satisfy our needs


c. are similar to us


d. we interact with frequently


**E. ALL OF THESE CHOICES ARE CORRECT ARE TRUE.

Relational partners shift from "we" orientation and use more "me" messages.

Differentiating

The stage where a couple might come up with "our song" is...

integrating

Almost every message has...

both a content and a relational dimension.

Saying to your partner, "I wish you didn't use that tone of voice with me" is an example of...

Meta-communication

Talking the most, interrupting the other person, and changing the topic most often are all common indicators of...

conversation control

Differentiation in relationships is always negative, since it is part of the "coming apart" process. T or F?

False.

"Why don't you go ahead and visit your friends without me this weekend. I'll stick around and catch up on my studies." This statement typifies which relational stage?

Differentiating

The best chance of repairing damaged relationship requires...


a. sincere apology


b. an acknowledgement that the transgression was wrong.


c. some time of compensation


d. an acknowledgement that the transgression was wrong and some time of compensation


**E. ALL OF THESE CHOICES ARE CORRECT

Relational partners create physical distance between one another and make excuses to reduce contact.

Avoiding