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17-1.1 Which of the following is NOT one of the most-mentioned skills employers are looking for in potential employees? a. listening skills b. ability to orally communicate c. technical skills d. written communication skills 17-1.2 Which of the following is NOT a common outcome of being a good public speaker in the workplace? a. It can make you more promotable. b..
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  18-4.6 What is an advisory group? 18-4.7 What is a quality assurance group? 18-4.8 Explain implied, designated, and emergent leaders.   18-4.9 What is the authoritarian leadership style and when should it be used? 18-4.10 What are the maintenance communication activities of a leader?     .
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  16-5.3 Based on what you know about the guidelines for effective speeches of introduction, read the following speech and explain how effective or not you think it is. “The great screen and stage star Rosalind Russell once said, “Acting is like standing up naked and turning around very slow.” Luckily, if that is true, out next.
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  17-3.10 The statement, “We can cut costs by reducing bonuses, curtailing travel, and freezing hiring” is using the _____ strategy. 17-3.11 The statement, “Enrollment grew slowly over the last few years, risen sharply this past Fall and will continue to rise over the next five years” is using the _____ strategy. 17-3.12 Most often you will give business presentations.
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    11)What was the social event that most influenced Auguste Comte to explore patterns within society and become interested in what holds society together? A)the discovery of the New World B)the Spanish Inquisition C)the Russian Revolution D)the French Revolution 12)The notion that only the fittest members of society deserve to survive and that social programs to.
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  18-3.1 A _____ must have at least three or more people. 18-3.2 _____ groups form to complete a specific task. 18-3.3 The first phase in group development is called _____. 18-3.4 The group phase where power and relationship issues erupt is called _____. 18-3.5 Beth participated in a group that tasted various flavors of vitamin water and discussed whether they liked.
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  1)The concept that describes opening a window into unfamiliar worlds that allows us to understand human behavior by placing it within its broader social context is called ________.  A) the sociological perspective (or imagination) B)social location C)social integration D)the social imperative 2)Which of the following elements did C. Wright Mills attribute as being the.
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18-1.1 A small group must have at least _____ members. a. two b. three c. five d. seven 18-1.2 According to communication scholars, the maximum number of members in a small group falls in the _____ range. a. 5–6 b. 6–7 c. 7–12 d. 12–20 18-1.3 Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a small group? a. members feel a sense of belongingness b. members.
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  4)Trace the historical development of sociology in Europe, beginning with an explanation of positivism. Conclude the answer with a brief description of the contributions of Comte, Spencer, Durkheim, Marx, and Weber. 5)Explain the development of social Darwinism, as well as the differences between this concept and the philosophical ideals held by.
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    11)When on "moral holiday," norms are expected to be broken. 12)The Ten Commandments, the U.S. Constitution, and the penal code of a major city are all examples of folkways. 13)By definition, subcultures are a threat to the mainstream culture. 14)When the Mormons first established their settlement in Utah, they would have been classified.
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1)A group's way of thinking, including its beliefs, values, and other assumptions about the world, is classified as material culture. 2)Culture becomes the lens through which we perceive and evaluate what is going on around us. 3)There is nothing "natural" about material or nonmaterial culture. 4)Ethnocentrism is purely a negative trait with no.
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  1)Define the sociological perspective (or imagination), cite its components, and explain how they were defined by C. Wright Mills. 2)What four social sciences does the author cite as those that are most closely aligned with sociology? What is the fundamental emphasis of each?   3)Briefly describe the four factors that contributed to the.
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  18-4.1 What is small group communication? 18-4.2 How many people constitute a small group? 18-4.3 What is a virtual small group? 18-4.4 What is the difference between a working group and a social group? 18-4.5 What is a focus group?     .
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  17-5.3 What are the five guidelines to follow when leading a meeting? 17-5.4 Read over the following list of interview questions. Identify which ones are legal and which ones are illegal. 1. How long have you been at your present job? 2. How many children do you have? 3. Can you stand for long periods of time? 4. Do.
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  17-1.31 Which of the following is NOT true about presenting your on-the-job speech? a. You should use informal language to put the audience at ease. b. You should be enthusiastic. c. You will most often speak extemporaneously. d. Your language should be appropriate to you, your audience, and the occasion. 17-1.32 Which of the following is NOT a guideline for.
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    11)Symbols can be strung together in an infinite number of ways for the purpose of communicating abstract thought. This is referred to as ________.  A) technology B)gesture C)language D)pattern 12)All of the following statements are accurate regarding language, EXCEPT for which one?  A) Language is the primary method people use to communicate with one.
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  8)Summarize what Weber meant by Verstehen and what Durkheim meant by social facts. How does a sociologist utilize both concepts? 9)How did Max Weber explain the emergence of the "spirit of capitalism"? 10)What was Weber's view on how one's personal values should affect social research? Has his view been adopted as the.
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1)The corners of life that people occupy such as jobs, income, education, gender, age, and race are referred to as the social imperative. 2)Anthropology, economics, political science, psychology, and sociology are all appropriately classified as social sciences. 3)The first goal of any scientific discipline is to discover the pattern, or reoccurring characteristics,.
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  17-4.10 What ethical guidelines should you follow when conducting research for a recommendation? 17-4.11 Write a central idea for a report, using the topical strategy.   17-4.12 Write a central idea for a recommendation, using the comparative strategy. 17-4.13 What guidelines should you follow when using language in a business presentation? 17-4.14 What are the responsibilities of a meeting participant? 17-4.15 Write an example of.
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  17-4.5 Write a specific purpose for a business report. 17-4.6 Write a specific purpose for a recommendation. 17-4.7 Write a central idea for a business report.   17-4.8 Write a central idea for a recommendation. 17-4.9 How does researching a business presentation compare with researching informative and persuasive speeches?     .
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  17-1.21 Which of the following is NOT true about researching for a business report or recommendation? a. The key for on-the-job research is to start early. b. The research process is the same for these types as it is for informative and persuasive speeches. c. You should research any recent issues that could positively or negatively affect.
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  12) Trace the development of sociology as an academic discipline in North America from the late 1800s until the mid 20th century. 13)Describe the major differences between basic (pure) sociology and applied sociology. 14)Social life can be interpreted from one of three major theoretical frameworks. Describe the major points of each framework..
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  18-4.11 What are group task, group interaction, and self-centered roles? 18-4.12 What is the difference between the tension-reliever and the joker?   18-4.13 What is groupthink? 18-4.14 What is the difference between a symposium and a panel discussion? 16-4.15 What is a colloquium?     .
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  17-1.11 General topics for oral reports include all of the following EXCEPT a. disseminating information. b. celebrating an accomplishment. c. introducing new information, products, or potential purchases. d. offering professional insight and expertise. 17-1.12 _____ are proposals arguing for a belief or course of action. a. Endorsements b. Oral reports c. Recommendations d. Speeches of inspiration 17-1.13 _____ are a form of on-the-job persuasion. a. Oral.
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  Match the term with the definition. 1)sociological perspective   2)society 3)the scientific method 4)positivism 5)bourgeoisie 6)social integration 7)replication 8)values 9)basic sociology 10)applied sociology 11)theory 12)micro analysis 13)macro analysis 14)globalization 15)globalization of capitalism A)repeating a study in order to test its findings B)Marx's term for capitalists, those who own the means of production C)investing to make profits within a rational system becoming the globe’s dominant economic system D)an examination of small-scale.
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    21)Clarisse and Cindy are honor students who conduct themselves in a mature manner at the Christian college they attend in Philadelphia. This year for spring break, they decided to go to Cancun, where they auditioned for the "Girls Gone Wild" video. Which statement best describes the probable reason behind the.
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  6)The prevailing ideas in society, the things that "everyone knows" as true, are collectively referred to as ________. 7)What is the scientific method? 8)Herbert Spencer suggested that to help lower classes is to interfere with the natural process of "survival of the fittest." This concept was the key element in his view.
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  18-2.10 The gatekeeper works at allowing all members a say in the process. 18-2.11 The tension-reliever and the joker are the same role. 18-2.12 Groupthink is helpful to a group because it brings the group closer together. 18-2.13 A panel discussion is a question and answer session between the audience and the small group. 18-2.14 A symposium is a series of short.
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    41)Functionalists refer to how parts of a society fit together to form a whole as ________. A)a symbol B)a synthesis C)an integration D)a structure 42)The two sociologists who referred to society as being a kind of living organism were _______ and ________.  A) Auguste Comte; Emile Durkheim B)Karl Marx; Max Weber C)Auguste Comte; Herbert Spencer D)Emile Durkheim; Max.
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  1)What is social location? 2)In addressing the sociological perspective, what did C. Wright Mills mean by "history"? 3)The social science closely related to sociology, which traditionally focuses on the study of tribal peoples, is called ________. 4)What is the primary difference between the social and natural sciences? 5)The two goals of a scientific discipline.
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  18-1.31 _____ is a mental and sometimes physical process of discovering new ideas, concepts, associations, or things. a. Critical thinking b. Brainstorming c. Creativity d. Decision-Making 18-1.32 The first step in the DECIDE model is to a. develop a plan. b. define the goal and problem. c. consider alternatives. d. examine issues preventing goal success 18-1.33 Ron’s group members didn’t critically evaluate the decisions being.
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  17-2.1 Many of the skills learned in your text can be applied to written forms of communication. 17-2.2 Being audience centered is not important in on-the-job speaking. 17-2.3 Oral reports are designed to argue for a belief or course of action. 17-2.4 Recommendations are a form of on-the-job persuasion.   17-2.5 “To persuade the board of directors to invest in new software to track.
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  18-2.1 A small group must have a minimum of two people. 18-2.2 Working groups are more formal than social groups. 18-2.3 In the norming stage of group development, conflict starts to arise.   18-2.4 All groups will have a leader. 18-2.5 An emergent leader is someone the other group members defer to because he/she has a high level of expertise or rank. 18-2.6 The.
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    21)Karl Marx believed that ________ was the central force for social change, while Max Weber believed that ________ was the force most responsible for social change. A)economics; religion B)education; political stability C)government; economics D)religion; education 22)According to Max Weber, the Protestant ethic was a central factor in the birth of ________.  A) capitalism B)democracy C)socialism D)bureaucracy 23)What quality did.
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  18-1.21 Which of the following is NOT a type of task communication? a. helping research and collect information b. assigning tasks to each member c. preparing and distributing handouts d. helping the group reach a consensus 18-1.22 _____ communication activities relate to creating and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships within the group. a. Procedural b. Task c. Self-centered d. Maintenance   18-1.23 Terry has a difficult time.
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  18-3.9 Lauren takes the lead in her group’s discussions, but encourages their feedback and participation in decisionmaking. Lauren is a ____ leader. 18-3.10 _____ leaders allow group members complete freedom with the process necessary to reach the group goal. 18-3.11 The group member who works to relieve tension by mediating, compromising, or offering new suggestions is called the _____. 18-3.12 The group.
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  17-2.10 Most often reports and recommendations will be delivered using a manuscript.   17-2.11 It is easy to become defensive with business presentations. 17-2.12 As a meeting participant, you should try to talk as much as possible. 17-2.13 “How many children do you have?” is a legal interview question. 17-2.14 It is legal to ask, “Are you able to work 12-hour shifts?” 17-2.15 On a.
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  13)Name the first three American universities to develop a sociology curriculum in the late 19th century. 14)What did C. Wright Mills mean by the term "power elite"? 15)Sociologically, what is the meaning of "symbols"? 16)Robert Merton's two classifications of function, both of which can help a system adjust, are called ________ and ________.
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  1)The author's experience in Morocco, which included the absence of women from public positions, intense stares directed at him, pushing and shoving at the train station, and total disregard for sanitation by food vendors, left the author with a profound sense of ________. A)ethnocentrism B)culture shock C)cultural relativity D)stereotyping 2)Language, beliefs, values, norms, behavior, material.
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    31)Because of her outstanding contributions to social reform, as demonstrated in her work as co-founder of Hull-House, ________ was a co-winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931. A)Marion Talbot B)Charlotte Perkins Gilman C)Alice Paul D)Jane Addams 32)The book published by W. E. B. Du Bois in 1899 that analyzed how African Americans in a.
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    11)How people interpret their situation in life, how they view what they are doing, and how they perceive what is happening to them, is referred to as their objective meaning of life. 12)In the early 20th century, the University of Chicago dominated the field of sociology. 13)Frances Perkins, a sociologist, won the.
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  18-1.11 A group of experts who offer advice to an individual or group that needs to make a decision is called a(n) a. advisory group. b. brainstorming team. c. quality assurance group. d. project team.   18-1.12 Tanya wasn’t chosen as the leader, yet all her group members began looking to her for answers because she is the senior-most member of.
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  17-3.1 _____ are forms of informative speaking designed to present business-related information to others. 17-3.2 A speech updating co-workers on the progress of a project is considered a _____. 17-3.4 _____ are proposals arguing for a belief or course of action in the workplace. 17-3.5 “To inform the managers about potential cost-cutting measures in the mailroom” is an example of a.
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