COM 252: Intro to Interpersonal Communication: Chapter 8 Quiz: Emotions


In expressing our emotions to another person we should avoid the use of “I” language so as not to polarize any conflict.
Selected Answer: False
Answers: True
False

• Question 2
1.99999 out of 6 points

Match the irrational fallacy with its description of self-talk.
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Question Selected Match
“I really don’t like rock concerts, but I go so that the others won’t think I’m a loser.” B.
the fallacy of approval
“She’ll really upset me if she comes late again.” F.
the fallacy of shoulds
“You ought to drink less.” D.
the fallacy of causation
“Look at that rotten paper!  I got an “A,” but I missed these two dumb typos.” A.
the fallacy of perfection
“It’s not even worth trying to reach him.  I know I can’t make him listen to me.” C.
the fallacy of overgeneralizations
“You never telll me how you feel.” E.
the fallacy of helplessness
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All Answer Choices
A.
the fallacy of perfection
B.
the fallacy of approval
C.
the fallacy of overgeneralizations
D.
the fallacy of causation
E.
the fallacy of helplessness
F.
the fallacy of shoulds
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• Question 3
2 out of 2 points

The first step in minimizing debilitative emotions is to
Selected Answer:C.
monitor your emotional reactions
Answers: A.
express any emotion any time it is felt
B.
sacrifice personal principles to the relationship
C.
monitor your emotional reactions
D.
think about stopping negative self-talk
E.
learn to distinguish “what is” from “what should be”

• Question 4
2 out of 2 points

Which of the following is the most genuine expression of emotions?
Selected Answer:E.
“I’m worried about my brother.”
Answers: A.
“I didn’t get to study last night.”
B.
“I feel like we’ve been seeing too much of each other.”
C.
“We really need to get going.”
D.
“It’s inconvenient to be kept waiting.”
E.
“I’m worried about my brother.”

• Question 5
2 out of 2 points

Guidelines on expressing your feelings include all of the following except
Selected Answer:C.
always express your feelings spontaneously
Answers: A.
accept responsibility for your feelings
B.
recognize your feelings
C.
always express your feelings spontaneously
D.
choose the best time and place for expressing your feelings
E.
speak unambiguously by choosing the best language

• Question 6
2 out of 2 points

Miranda says, “You never called me last night like you said you would!”  What wording could Miranda use to show that she accepts responsibility for her feelings?
Selected Answer:A.
“I’m sad that I didn’t hear from you.”
Answers: A.
“I’m sad that I didn’t hear from you.”
B.
“I feel like we never talk anymore.”
C.
“I don’t like it when people don’t call.”
D.
“You were really rude not to call me.”
E.
“I feel like you never call me.”

• Question 7
2 out of 2 points

Debilitative emotions can be distinguished from facilitative emotions by their
Selected Answer:A.
high intensity and extended duration
Answers: A.
high intensity and extended duration
B.
high intensity and brief duration
C.
low intensity and extended duration
D.
variable intensity and duration
E.
low intensity and brief duration

• Question 8
2 out of 2 points

If people insist that the world operate just as they want it to, they have fallen into which fallacy?
Selected Answer:A.
shoulds
Answers: A.
shoulds
B.
helplessness
C.
catastrophic expectations
D.
approval
E.
causation