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Test Bank For Perspectives on Family Communication Lynn Turner 5 Edition

CHAPTER TWO – TW 5e

Multiple Choice

1.  Statements about relevant contexts, a set of general propositions, statements that connect the propositions, and have the capability to be tested or applied in a way to determine if it is useful are all elements that capture which of the following concepts?

a.  assumption

b.  research method

c.  measurement

d.  theory* 

2.  Sam is conducting a study of the Britton family. By applying a theoretical foundation, he will be able to make a guess at how effective family members will be at conflict resolution based on their patterns of interaction. This demonstrates which of the following goals of theory?  

a.  prediction*

b.  social change

c.  understanding

d.  explanation 

3.  Which of the following is the best description of a model?

a.  A method for sorting out raw data to make sense of it. 

b.  A concrete set of ideas illustrated in systematic order. 

c.  A visual or verbal representation of a related phenonmena.*

d.  A list of categories, or types, that are subsets of a larger construct and are distinguished by dimensions, qualities, or characteristics.

4.Which of the following intellectual traditions is based on the view that truth is subjective and co-created by family members?

a.  positivistic/empirical

b.  interpretive*

c.  critical tradition

d.  theoretical tradition

5.  Emily wants to study the ways that divorced parents maintain relationships with one another following the separation. She decides to survey divorced parents who are similar in all aspects expect in the amount of physical distance that separates them. Which approach has Emily employed?

a.  positivistic*

b.  interpretive/hermeneutic

c.  critical tradition

d.  theoretical tradition

6.  Which dimension of time refers to family experiences (e.g., before Jack and Diane got married, before Noah was born, after Dad had a stroke, etc.) as a way to divide time?

a.  calendar time

b.  clock time

c.  multidimensional family time 

d.  social process time*

7.  The Miller family references time in terms of Karmon and Alan’s wedding, the birth of Chase, and the death of Uncle Mike. Which type of time is used to understand the changes in the Miller family? 

a.  clock time

b.  calendar time

c.  social process time*

d.  family life event time

8.  Steven Mintz argues that the difficulties sustaining a marriage can be explained by unique aspects of contemporary culture. Which of the following best illustrates his argument?

a.  There is a tension between the commitment required in a marriage and modern society’s emphasis on self-fulfillment.

b.  Modern society has added a lot of expectations onto the marriage relationship (e.g., lover, best friend, etc.).

c.  People now live further away from their extended family, which means there is less social support available to the married couple. 

d.  All of the above are reasons Mintz has provided to explain the difficulties in sustaining a marriage.*

9.  Which of the following describes Systems Theory?

a.  Systems Theory assumes all systems share certain characteristics. 

b.  Systems Theory focuses on recurring patterns that allow for prediction of family behaviors. 

c.  System Theory examines the component parts of a system to provide explanations for family behaviors. 

d.  All of the above describe Systems Theory.*

10.  From a systems theory perspective, “ambiguous boundaries” refer to which of the following?

a.  the uncertainty regarding the limitations associated with being a member of a subsystem within the family

b.  the “blurred” areas in which a family is unsure of how to divide its subsystems

c.  the uncertainty about who is and is not a part of the family system*

d.  a lack of knowledge regarding the homeostasis of the family

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