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Interpersonal Conflict 10Th Edition By William – Test Bank

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  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0073523941
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0073523941

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Interpersonal Conflict 10Th Edition By William – Test Bank

Chapter 7


T F 1. Families that are oriented toward conformity rather than conversation
produce young adults who experience higher levels of satisfaction.

T F 2. Conflict for couples in nonintimate-aggressive relationships is usually not
satisfying because more energy is drained than is gained.

T F 3. Although forming coalitions often happens naturally, they can become toxic if the groups begin to engage in destructive conflict.

T F 4. Labeling people in systems (workplaces, families, friends) helps each
person predict how others will behave.

T F 5. All short interactions are considered microevents.

T F 6. According to the concept of circular causality, the most important part of
assessing a conflict is figuring out who “started” it.

T F 7. The concept of circular causality is less concerned with where the
conflict started and more concerned with the sequence of patterns in the

T F 8. If a conflict progresses to Stage IV, as described in the book, the
authors suggest that a neutral third party become involved to help.

T F 9. One option for addressing destructive coalitions is to “soften them.”

T F 10. “Total marriages” are what the book suggests as the best goal for
all marriages.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. All of the following are key concepts of systems theory except:

a. wholeness.
b. organization.
c. individualism.
d. collectivism.
e. patterning.

Ans: c

2. Caitlin ran to her mother to tell on her brother Sam. Caitlin said that Sam hurt her hand when they passed each other on the stairwell. Caitlin’s mom decided to sit down with both of the children and ask them what happened, starting from when they saw each other on the stairs. She found out that Caitlin, in fact, hurt her hand when she hit Sam. Sam did nothing in return! Which principle of the system theory is Caitlin’s mom likely to recognize in this situation?

a. Conflict in systems occurs in chain reactions.
b. Each member gets labeled, or programmed, into a specific role in the system.
c. System members must cooperate in order to keep conflicts going.
d. Systems develop rules for conflict that are followed even if they work poorly.
e. Sam is more honest than Caitlin.

Ans: a

3. Which of the following refers to constructive system-enhancing behaviors that enable the system to grow, innovate, and change?

a. Adjudication
b. Cathexis
c. Fractionation
d. Morphogenesis
e. Stonewalling

Ans: d



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