Psych Communication and Society

The answers for questions 1 and 2 should each be no more than 3 pages (using standard margins, Courier font, 12-point, double-spaced), for a maximum total of 6 pages, plus one additional page (total 7 pages) for questions 3 and 4.  

 (45 points–3 pages max) — 1. In the Interplay chapters (13th edition) on Listening (Chap 7), Emotions (Chap 8), Communication in Close Relationships (Chap 10), and Managing Conflict (Chap 12), various aspects of relationships are discussed. Analyze George and Martha’s relationship and communication from the perspective of each of these chapters. Reference specific ideas and research from the chapters whenever possible.

(45 points–3 pages max)   —  2. Discuss George and Martha’s behavior From the movie Who’s afraid of Virginia Woolf? from the perspective of the various theories of communication that we have discussed in class (IST, URT, Relational Control Theory, family myth readings). How do each of the theories apply? Which theory makes the best explanation of George and Martha’s behavior? Explain why. Make specific reference to the readings and lectures on these topics whenever possible.

(5 points–1/2 page max) —  3.  PSA–watch the following PSA ( and comment on what theories we have discussed this semester are relevant.

(5 points–1/2 page max)  — 4.  Calvin and Hobbes–Explain what theory or theories we discussed this semester is/are relevant to understanding the (attached) cartoon.

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