HDFS 1300 study guide
HDFS 1300 study guide Hdfs 1300
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HDFS 1300 Study Guide What are the functions of the family? 1. Economic security 2. Social prestige and status 3. Education and socialization 4. Protection 5. Religious tradition 6. Recreation 7. Affection What is structural functional theory? Says the main function of the family is to procreate and raise children Believes family will be balanced and peaceful if everyone fulfills their own specific role and if those roles conform to the norms of society. what is a conflict theory? Says those who have the resources have the power and that family conflict is inevitable and necessary Potential sources of power in families: legitimacy, money, physical coercion, and love what is a feminist theory? Says family roles for men and women are socially constructed, not biologically determined Focuses on the individual, subjective experiences of each family member, believing there is no “objective” or “neutral” view of the family; different family members have different experiences in the same family Symbolic interaction theory? Says we develop a sense of “self” based on our interactions with others--especially those who are important to us—and based on our society and the role that other people expect us to fulfill How we think other people see us becomes a dominant part of how we see ourselves—the “looking-glass self Ecological Theory? Says that we are influenced by multiple layers (or environments) as we develop Social Exchange theory? Says our behaviors in families are based on rewards, costs, and the comparison of alternatives Family Systems theory? Says that we cannot be understood in isolation because we are interconnected to others Focuses on concepts such as boundaries and rules of transformation Family Life Course/Development Theory? Says families go through a life cycle of change over time which typically includes early marriage, living with young children, children leaving home, and the empty nest. Biosocial Theory Says family is an interaction of genes and environment; we are both biologically-driven and socialized to form families Focuses on nepotism (favoritism shown to one’s kin), reciprocity (exchange of favors), and coercion (being forced to act against one’s will)
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