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Sociology of Gender Chapter 12
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How did the birth concept of "homosexuality" as an identity change friendship in the U.S.?
It allowed for the birth of homophobia, which drastically affects the ways men may interact with each other
Although psychological explanation for gender differences in infancy are useful, why are they also limited?
They take little notice of the dramatic variations of gender development and friendship in other cultures.
When It comes to choosing a best friend:
Nearly all men and women choose someone of the same sex.
Some of the key qualities about men's friendship include
The twentieth century saw dramatic transformation in the gendered division of emotional labor, which _______ were regarded as having greater experience and knowledge of intimacy and emotional expressiveness, and ________ were said to be missing a capacity for intimacy and nurturing.
Which of the following characteristics has been proven to impact friendships and friendship-making?
All of the above
Research shows that both men and women believe they disclose intimate information to their friends:
But women actually disclose more
How do same-sex friendships pattern of gay men and lesbians compare with those of heterosexuals, according to Peter Nardi and Drury Sherrod's study?
They are different from those of heterosexuals; both gay men and lesbians value close, intimate friendships, define intimacy in similar ways, and behave similarly with their friends.
According to psychologist Robert Lewis, all of the following are barriers to emotional intimacy among men, EXCEPT:
Business-oriented role models
What is the problem with studies that find that brain differences account for men's and women's differences with regard to friendship?
These studies reinforce existing stereotypes without considering social forces.
How do work patterns change intimacy patterns, regardless of gender?
People who work away from home can satisfy their sociability needs at work and their intimacy needs at home, whereas people who stay at home with children for instance, have greater need for sociability.
When did "love"become synonymous with feelings of affection and passion for your significant other?
Nineteenth century (1801-1900)
What have many studies found about the differences between the ways men and women engage in friendship?
Men seem to engage in activities together, women are more interested in conversation with friends.
Men and women respond to stress within friendships very differently, with men typically responding with _______ and women responding with _________.
Fight-or-Flight; tend and befriend
Which group emerged in the twentieth century, arguing that the male sex role was a debilitating barrier to emotional intimacy?
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