Choose any four (4) of the following essays to answer

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Please choose any four (4) of the following essays to answer and drop it in the drop midterm drop box. Answer each essay question in standard essay format (5 paragraphs of 6-10 sentences in each paragraph). The essays including the extra credit essay (1additional essay can be chosen for extra credit worth 10-20 points) is due by 11:59pm tomorrow night Saturday. The time being accepted will be the time stamped from the time you press SEND. If your email is time stamped 12:00am or later it is late and your grade for the exam will be an F”. Remember that a good essay worth all the points includes a good definition of the terms with citations (APA or MLA, not a website) and to be put into a personal experience.


1. As people age, their self-concepts tend to change. Looking back over the last few years of your life, think about some of the ways that you have changed the way you think about yourself. Identify and describe at least two of these changes. Next, describe the process by which your self-concept changed. Make sure to include ideas and concepts from the book and/or class in your answer.

2. What does the word prejudice literally mean? How are prejudices formed? Do you agree with the claim that prejudices are often the result of a misperception? Why or why not? How have you seen or experienced prejudice in your lifetime? What can be done to counteract or discourage people from engaging in the process of forming prejudices?

3. One cultural clichA© about beauty is that it is Only skin deep,meaning that it is only superficial and it doesnt affect peoples lives in any meaningful way. Many people have argued that this is a myth and that beauty has many real effects on peoples lives. Which idea would you support, and why? Be sure to offer reasoned arguments and concrete examples to support your position.

4. Several of the nonverbal channels weve discussed are heavily influenced by culture. Using specific examples when possible, pick at least three different nonverbal channels and highlight how expectations for appropriate nonverbal behavior vary from culture to culture. Next, discuss how these differences are likely to impact interactions. Finally, propose at least two ideas for how people communicating with individuals from other cultures might be able to potentially avoid embarrassing or offensive situations.

5. Assume that youve just met someone whose cultural background is very different from your own. What cues would you pay the most attention to in forming an evaluation of this person? How would you engage in the process of checking or confirming your perceptions?

6. People often use language that is vague or unclear intentionally. Create a situation in which someone might use vague language to intentionally mislead someone. How might you improve this situation? Finally, comment on the ethical considerations of intentionally using language that is vague or misleading. Is it unethical to use language that is intentionally vague in order to give someone the wrong impression? Are there situations in which intentionally misleading someone is acceptable?

7. Describe your own culture in terms of whether it is individualistic or collectivistic, high-context or low-context, and high-power-distance or low-power-distance. Use concrete examples. Next, provide a brief critique of each of these characteristics of your culture. What do you find to be positive about it? Negative about it?

8. A car accident occurs and the two witnesses tell rather different stories about what they saw. Use what you know about perception to explain the differences.
9. Interpersonal communication is governed by both explicit and implicit rules. First, define each of these terms and point out how they are similar and how they are different. Next, identify two distinct examples of explicit communication rules that were enforced in your household while growing up. Indicate what each rule was, how it was conveyed/reinforced in your home, and what happened (or would have happened) when it was violated. Finally, identify one example of an implicit communication rule that was enforced in your home. Indicate what the rule was and how you came to be aware of it (given that it was implicit).

10. Your textbook provides some excellent strategies for persuading different kinds of audiences. In a thorough, detailed essay, first identify the three types of audiences. Then provide and explain two strategies to enhance persuasion for each type of audience.