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Fams 205 - Exam 2 Study Guide

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Notes on what's going to be on Exam 2
Marriage and Family Relationships
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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Shpresa Mati on Thursday April 7, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to FAMS 205 at SUNY Oneonta taught by Rambo in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 749 views. For similar materials see Marriage and Family Relationships in Sociology at SUNY Oneonta.


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Date Created: 04/07/16
Fams Study Guide Exam 2 Chapter 5  Attachment theory  All important love relationships are attachment  Men expect more sexual intimacy on dates initiated by women  When we first meet someone, intimacy increases rapidly as we  make critical  discoveries about each other  Infants who sense their caregiver’s detachment and rejection when they desire close  bodily contact develop  Avoidant Attachment Style  Balance of costs and benefits  Factors affecting commitment  When examining the role that love has in American culture, we find that  love based marriage matches American cultural ideals of autonomy and freedom  Intimate relationships provide us with the benefit of  Enhancing our self­esteem  The combination of intimacy, passion, and commitment results in  Fatuous Love  When love involves sleepless nights and painful, anxiety­filled days this illustrates   Mania  Intimacy according to the text refers to  closeness between two people  Sternberg’s triangular theory of love, the combination of intimacy and passion results  in  Romantic Love Chapter 6  Technical Virginity  People who have had a variety of sexual experiences but have  not had sexual intercourse  Autoeroticism  Includes sexual fantasies and masturbation  Comparing the percentage of never­married teens that have had intercourse in 1995  and 2002  Fewer teens have intercourse  Cunnilingus  Oral stimulation of the woman’s vulva  Traditional sexual scripts  Are never eventually thrown away.  Our society consistently frowns upon  Extramarital sex  Research on how children learn about sex suggests that most parent­child discussions  about sex really are  Mother­daughter conversations  Sexual Scripts  They’re available for heterosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals, and gay men  One major difference between the sexual activity of heterosexuals and sexual activity  of gay men and lesbians is  How they handle extra relational sex  The actual percentage of the population that is lesbian, gay or bisexual is  Not  Known  How does media affect sexual choices  Listening to music with sexually degrading  lyrics increases rates of sexual activity Chapter 7  Quiet, distant and rarely gives into their partner’s requests  Avoidant Attachment  Style  The impact of marital stress on physical health seems to be greatest on  Women  Not true regarding touch  Lower status individuals do not touch people of high status  “Every time Tammy tells her husband Michael that she wants to walk about their  marriage Michael either leaves the room or changes the subject”, according to  Gottman what kind of communication is Michael displaying  Defensive  Feminists argue our understanding of power is limited by focusing only on marital  relationships  Forgiveness leads to  Long­term physical health benefits  Acts such as rolling one’s eyes in response to a statement or complaint made by a  spouse can convey  Contempt  Power  Ability to influence another person or group  Barriers to communicate  Traditional male gender role  Seeing couples constantly argue while growing up, causing the assumption that  marriage is about conflict  Marital paradigm  Research has found that couples in satisfied marriages tend to  Engage willingly in  conflict Chapter 10  The 2007 fertility rate of 69.5 births for every 1,000 women between 15 and 44  reflects  4.3 million births in the U.S. – the highest total recorded to date  The percentage of births to women age 15 to 44 that is unplanned  37%  Characteristic of adoptive families  Adoptive children are more likely to live in two­ parent households  Of the thousands of American babies less than 1 year old who die each year, up to 1/3  of these deaths could be prevented if mothers were given  Health Care  Couples can experience less stress in the first year of child rearing if they  open their  communication  At risk of hypertension  Older mother (40)  “Child­free” refers to  Marriages where partners do not choose to have children  Fertility rates are highest among  Mexican Americans  Research on gay and lesbian parents compared with children of heterosexual parents  reveals  there are no differences in gender identities or gender­role behavior  “Sandwich generation” refers to  Parents who are caring for dependent children and  elderly parents simultaneously  Authoritarian  Parenting style in which obedience is most important  The rate of infant morality in the United States is  Higher than most of the developed  world


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