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_____ theory is concerned with the many social and cultural contexts that impact and influence family living. These contexts include those that exert immediate influences on the family, such as schools, churches or temples, and neighborhoods
As the task-oriented mate, a husband is assigned responsibility for being primary breadwinner and protector against imbalance or disequilibrium. In Parsons' functionalist view of the family, this is an example of a(n
According to the conflict perspective, _________ is a defining trait built in to any society or culture. Dominant and subordinate groups and classes within a society are always in competition for the society's limited resources and for whatever the society deems important
According to Karl Marx's observations, European societies were comprised of two distinct classes of people. This class was subordinate to the demands of the ruling class
This theory is one that embraces the conflict approach to understanding and analyzing the roles of marriage and family in perpetuating inequalities in the male/female relationships. Because most societies the world over promote male domination in the home and in the workplace, it focuses on the plight of women
Communication involves co-construction of meanings
Professors and researchers of communication studies, Lynn Turner and Richard West summarize the general concepts of communication into four headings. Which one focuses on the learning the meaning of things between family members?
The physical gestures and movements that convey our emotions are most often referred to as nonverbal communication, or ________.
private couple meanings
If College Student Emily is going back and forth to home to help care for an ill parent or assist her family during a difficult time, her partner will take this information into consideration if she snaps at him or is unusually quiet; however, a clerk at a store or a waiter who does not know Emily's contextual information might assume that she is being rude or impolite in a social interaction. This is an example of _____
money matters, sex, division of household labor
The areas of marital conflict mentioned most tend to center around what?
________ use communication patterns and interpersonal behaviors that promote closeness and intimacy, such as using more positive comments than negative comments during times of tension
_____ refers to how an individual presents his or her gender identity through personality, habits, and behaviors
____refers to how one accepts the culture's prescribed gender roles; how an individual adapts the expected gender role to his/her identity. It is subjective to the individual
____encompass the cultural beliefs about "what" gender roles are and "how" these roles should be enacted. They tend to reflect culture's belief about the ways in which men and women behave.
Well before kindergarten, children know differences exist between boys and girls. According to Kohlberg (1966), around the age of three children become keenly aware that they biologically are male or female. What phase of gender understanding does this illustrate?
All are examples
What are examples of sexual harassment?
A. A university freshman seeks help from her male TA. After going over the course work, he suggests they go out to grab a bite to eat, indicating that her grades might improve if she got to know him better
B. Upon a male student being late for class, a female professor quips in front of the entire class "Perhaps you need to learn the art of quick love making."
C. A male student politely declines several requests of his female TA for a date. The female TA repeatedly sends email requests asking for a date, despite the male student repeatedly denying her requests.
middle childhood (7-11)
In DeLamater's and Friedrich's examination of sexuality development, they found that children in this development stage experience more with masterbation, and often experience their first sexual attraction and fantasies.
In studies, cohabiting couples were not only more likely to have sex outside of the cohabiting relationship, but were also less secretive than married couples about the outside sexual activities.
Prager's five different levels of intimacy: The ___ includes factors specific to each member of the couple, such as personality traits, attitudes and beliefs about the overall status of the relationship; emotional reactions to intimacy; willingness to self-disclose; and each partner's intimacy needs, goals, and motives.
An____is an intimate type that appears to be intimate on the surface, but lacks depth. Because of the lack of depth, these relationships may never progress beyond friendship.
beginning of crowd
Still same-sex in nature, peer groups toward the end of sixth grade/beginning of seventh grade begin to shift to crowds, which consist of ten or more members. Crowd activities such as after-school dances and sporting events provide pre-adolescents the chance to "practice" interacting with the opposite sex. Which of Dunphy's stages of friendship is being described?
fear of sex
Individuals experiencing this form of intimacy fear may ask' "What if we end up having sex and he/she doesn't really love me? What if he/she disapproves of my body?"
During the _____, the virginal, shy, virtuous woman was the epitome of the attitude towards sexuality and the role of women.
Which ancient Greek type of love is being described : ____was thought to be a self-sacrificing, spiritual love that looked out for the interest and well-being of others.
passion, intimacy, and commitment
Recognizing that love is a process that undergoes change, Robert Sternberg proposed that love relationships consist of three interconnected components. What are they?
Which of Sternberg's eight love types is being described? ____ is characterized by the absence of intimacy, commitment, and passion.
avoidant attachment types
Individuals in this type of adult love relationship have little difficulty seeking or maintaining closeness (physical, emotional, affectional) with another. They don't fear being abandoned or losing their partner. These adults report enduring happy, warm, trusting relationships that promote self-esteem.
social exchange theory
The ___ theory asserts that individuals are thought to act out of self-interest in ways to maximize and make the most of the resources they possess. This theory helps to explain what motivates individuals to act.
Propinquity has a lot to do with partner selection. "Propinquity" refers to what?
____ involves practices that groom young adults for marriage, practices that are socially prescribed forms of conduct that guide men and women toward matrimony.
Friends with benefits; booty call
____ or ____ are the terms used to describe two people who have regular sex with one another, but who do not relate as boyfriend and girlfriend.
Part of Knapp's relationship escalation model, this is when two individuals become a "couple" and are identified as a couple among their friends and family. Each shares their relational identity.
Marriage allows for ____, in which each spouse can take on tasks and concentrate on those things they do well (he may like to do light carpentry and she may like to do yard work)
"If I chose to marry what will by priorities be? Perhaps companionship or friendship? Do I anticipate a marriage with children? A marriage partner who shares my dreams and life goals? And a marriage that is united in purpose and direction?" Questions such as these are examples of ____, key factors in marital satisfaction and longevity.
When a spouse's expectations are violated
Levitt found that when (not if) relational expectancies are tested, one of three outcomes will occur. When this happens, the relationship experiences negative affects.
_____ is a disease characterized by the build-up or migration of a uterine tissue to other parts of the body (such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes).
shock and panic
When parents lose a child to death, or when they have a baby born with birth defects, they experience a cycle of grief and loss. During this part of the cycle, the parent often responds with withdrawal, eating, hysteria, talking, etc.
family projection process
Some research has demonstrated that bad memories of our childhood experiences have accounted for unique variances in why some men and women choose to have children, and others do not. These experiences underlie what is known as what?
One of Baumrind's parenting styles, these parents demonstrate high levels of warmth, affection, and responsiveness toward their children, and also show adequate to high levels of parent/child communication. This parenting style does not place high demands on children, nor do parents attempt to control their children's behavior, children's behavior is mostly self-regulated.
Several bodies of research that investigated the division of family work and parental responsibilities showed that women's socialization-and the inherent cultural notion that she will always be the better parent-creates in the mother difficulty in relinquishing her traditional role. This is described as _____.
For the most part, men and women would rather perform routine housework than residual tasks like bill paying, yard work, etc.
In this co-parenting style, parents directly or indirectly agree with each other by promoting the same general message to the child.
Sometimes grandparents assume the role of parents to make sure their grandchildren are in a safe, stable environment in the absence of their biological parents. This exhibits which category of "grandparents as parents"?
the ____ method asks the question, What would a person be paid in wage labor for one hour of household work?
This occurs when a spouse brings the emotional events and tensions of one environment to the other
According to Duck, this phase occurs when couples discuss their dissatisfaction with their marriage and attempt either to find a resolution or their intent to end the relationship. Not all couples enter into discussions, however
a "cooling off"period, temporary marital hiatus, a precursor to divorce papers
To estranged couples, "seperation" means _____
When a parent is granted_____custody, he or she is granted the legal right to have the child live primarily with him or her, making this parent the custodial parent.
______is a process that helps ex-spouses resolve child support, child custody, and property settlements for themselves and for their children, rather than having a judge determine these issues for them.
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