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SOC Study Guide Exam 1

by: Theresa Holly

SOC Study Guide Exam 1 Soc 2150

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This material covers Chapters 1-3
Sociology of Families
Jacob Rizk
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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Theresa Holly on Monday September 5, 2016. The Study Guide belongs to Soc 2150 at University of Nebraska at Omaha taught by Jacob Rizk in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 77 views. For similar materials see Sociology of Families in Sociology at University of Nebraska at Omaha.


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Date Created: 09/05/16
SOC FAM EXAM 1 STUDY GUIDE:  Most people marry for love  Traditional Definition of family= group of people related by blood, marriage, adoption  Social Definition of family= relationships become family when referred as family  1919 Women’s movement- women’s right to vote  Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of needs: o Self-actualization o Esteem o Belongingness o Safety o Physiological  Most important reason to get married for society is for offspring  Married people tend to be happier than single people  Gender roles= socially learned attitudes and behaviors associated with being male or female  Role conflict= trouble balancing demands of family and work responsibilities  Social Exchange- maximize benefits, minimize costs  Happiness level is influenced by genetics and environment  Critical thinking: o Understand problem o Gather Info o Develop solution o Evaluate effectiveness  Theory= perspective or set of statements that explains why processes and events occur  Socialization= learn attitudes and beliefs of culture  Family systems perspective- family is interconnected  Patriarchal= male dominant  Matriarchal= female dominant  Benefits of families o Economic benefit o Proximity o Familiarity  Conflict perspective= struggle over power of resources, people competing with each other over scarce resources  Random sample- everyone has chance of being included  Stereotype= exaggerated expectations about category of people that do not apply to all individuals in group  Generalizing= applying research findings of sample to larger population  Androgynous= person who expresses cultural characteristic of both males and females  Sociobiology= heterosexual men seek out physically attractive women because they appear to be more healthy and fertile and can provide them with offspring  Independent variables- can be manipulated  Dependent variables- cannot be controlled  Longitudinal study- data collected from sample group over several years  Ethnocentrism- belief that one’s culture is superior  Steps of Critical thinking o Understand problem o Gather info o Develop solution o Evaluate effectiveness  Divorced women are more likely to experience poverty  Structural- functional= family is necessary for emotional and socialization stability (Talcott Parsons)  Male high school drop outs 80%  Gender stereotype= males and females act in traditional gender roles  Learning occurs: o Reinforcement o Modeling  Influence gender role behavior o Family o Media o Schools  Antifeminist movement- men’s movement to maintain male dominance  Three Primary functions of Family: o Social o Emotional and practical support o Reproduction


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