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Sociology of Families Chapter 7
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The commonly understood pattern of interaction that serves as a model of behavior in familiar situations is
When college students report that "on a first date, men are supposed to drive to the activities," they show their knowledge of the expected behavior, or the
According to the text, developing a relationship has become more variable and individualized because
a formal dating system no longer exists.
Romantic love is distinct when compared to general love because romantic love is
characterized by passion and attraction.
Comparing utilitarian love and romantic love shows that
utilitarian love is more rational, and romantic love is more spontaneous.
After carefully considering the pros and cons of other partners, Juan and Maria believe they make a good match and are committed to each other. Their behavior demonstrates
An event in which the participants are supposed to have fun and get to know each other for a possible romantic relationship is
The decision that a person makes about who to be with in a relationship is ______ dating.
When it comes to dating among college students,
men are expected to take the lead in formal date situations.
According to the text, a casual sexual or romantic encounter without explicit commitment or exclusivity is
Which of the following is a key similarity between hooking up and dating multiple persons at once?
Neither involves exclusive commitment to one partner.
Hookup culture is
highly interrelated with alcohol and other drug use.
The increase in the use of online dating websites can best be explained by
the fact that dating sites are sometimes more efficient than meeting in person.
With regard to research findings on Internet dating profiles,
about one-third of photographs are misleading.
When compared to 50 years ago, the current population of singles looking for relationships is
older, more diverse, and more likely to have children.
When compared with straight relationships, gay and lesbian dating relationships
are complicated by more negative social pressures.
Gay, lesbian, and bisexual teens tend to have their first serious relationship at a later age than heterosexual teens. This difference is due in part to
difficulty meeting appropriate romantic partners.
Sociologists call the process of how or why people choose each other
Brendan and Stacy, both from white, upper-class Boston families, have decided to marry. In terms of mate selection, their relationship demonstrates
a potential for continuation of class inequality.
Although Barbie dolls are common toys for girls in the United States, the likelihood that an adult woman has the same waist-to-hip ratio as Barbie is 1 in 100,000. The low waist-to-hip ratio of a Barbie doll reveals that
social value is placed on exaggerated differences between men and women's bodies.
Studying sexual attraction in humans as well as nonhuman animals in terms of genes and their expression gives support to the idea of
Many high schools have continued to hold separate proms for Black and White students, in violation of federal law. The schools get around this law by claiming one or both proms are
According to the textbook, which marital status has increased more than any other since 1970?
Members of which racial ethnicity and gender receive the most replies to online dating messages?
When it comes to the relationship between evolution and social interaction and their influences on mate selection, the textbook suggests
evolution operates in the background, while personal preferences hold more sway.
According to natural selection, specific traits that may have emerged through evolution are those that
fool potential mates into seeing positive traits.
How do high heels help establish the differences between women and men?
Women are socialized to wear high heels.
High heels and foot binding are important cultural examples of
how women are socialized to emphasize that they are different from men.
When dating partners are of the same ethnic group, social class, religion, and approximate age, researchers call it
Which of the following groups is most likely to date within its racial-ethnic group?
Evidence from studies of online dating indicates that
racial-ethnic differences persist in the selection of a partner, whether online or in person.
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