HSC 160 Week 4 Notes
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HSC160 WEEK 4 Chapter 4: Relationships & Sexuality QUIZ QUESTIONS: Bold questions are iclicker questions 1. Intimate relationships fulfill our psychological need for someone to listen to our worries and concerns. This is called _____? a. SOCIAL INTEGRATION 2. Lovers tend to pay attention to the other person even when they should be involved in other activities. This is called ______? a. FASCINATION 3. Terms like behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, and emotional availability describe which type of relationship? a. INTIMATE 4. All the following are typical causes of jealousy except? a. BELIEF THAT RELATIONSHIPS CAN EASILY BE REPLACED 5. Jamie just broke up with her boyfriend. What is a recommended way to cope? a. FIND WAYS TO EXPRESS EMOTIONS THROUGH EXERCISE OR LISTENING TO MUSIC 6. Your personal inner sense of male/femaleness is known as _____? a. GENDER IDENTITY 7. When a women is ovulating: a. SHE HAS RELEASED AN EGG CELL 8. A condition in which a woman experiences pain when menstruating: a. DYSMENORRHEA 9. What is the role of testosterone in the male reproductive system? a. IT IS THE HORMONE THAT STIMULATES DEVELOPMENT OF SECONDARY MALE SEX CHARACTERISTICS ______________________________________________________________________________ 1. Intimate Relationships: 4 characteristics a. Behavioral Interdependence: i. Mutual impact that two people have on each other as their lives intertwine ii. You would be upset if you lost this person in your life b. Need fulfillment: 5 parts i. Intimacy: someone to share close thoughts with ii. Social integration: someone we can share worries & concerns with iii. Nurturance: someone to take care of and be taken care of by iv. Assistance: someone to help us through hard times v. Affirmation: someone to reassure us of our selfworth c . Emotional Attachment: i. Feelings of love, not necessarily sexual but it can be d . Emotional Availability i. Ability to give and receive from other emotionally without fear of being hurt or rejected 2. 2 Qualities for a Good Relationship: Accountability and SelfNurturance a . Accountability: recognizing YOU are responsible for your own decisions, choices, and actions. b . SelfNurturance: develop your OWN individual potential through a balanced appreciation of selfworth and ability 3. Factors that Affect Self & Relationships a. SelfConcept: how you define yourself i. A positive selfconcept = easier formation of healthy relationships b. SelfEsteem: how you evaluate yourself c. Family of Origin: help us establish and model relationships i. Those your grew up with teach you about feelings, love, intimacy, gender roles, communication, values 4. Friendships a. First relationships formed outside of family b. “If you show me your friends, I’ll show you your future” c. Include: shared interests, shared values, mutual acceptance, trust, respect 5. Romantic Relationships: 5 Characteristics a . Fascination: being so preoccupied with the other, they are all the other thinks about b . Exclusiveness: there isn’t a chance of a third party c . Sexual Desire: physical intimacy/sexual activities d . Giving the Utmost: you would give anything for this person e . Being an Advocate: they are each other’s cheerleaders and each want to see the other succeed 6. Theories of Love: Sternberg or Fisher a . Robert Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love: 3 components to Love i. Intimacy: (emotion) 1. Closeness, sharing, mutual support ii. Passion: (motivation) 1. Lust, attraction, sexual arousal, sharing iii. Commitment: (cognitive) b. Consummate Love: (Sternberg idea) i. Describes a combination of: 1. Intimacy 2. Passion 3. Commitment c . Helen Fisher’s Theory of Love: 4 components of Love i. Based on brain circuitry and chemistry ii. Imprinting: 1. Evolutionary patterns, past experiences, and genetics that trigger a romantic response iii. Attraction: 1. Euphoria and ecstasy are produced iv. Attachment: 1. Endorphins and natural opiates cause people to feel peaceful, secure and calm v. Cuddle Chemicals 1. Oxytocin (hormone release in brain during sex) creates feelings of satisfactions and attachment. 7. Committed Relationships a. An intent to act over a long amount of time in a way that perpetuates the well being of the other person, self, and relationship b. Different types: Marriage, cohabitation, gay & lesbian partnerships, single i. Marriage: monogamy ii. Cohabitation: relationships between two unmarried people with an intimate connection living together 8. What Makes a Healthy Relationship: a. Trust: 3 key ingredients i . Predictability ii . Dependability iii . Faith b. Acting kindly, resolution conflict, practice communication skills, and stay fun 9. Choosing a Romantic Partner a. One important factor = Proximity i. The more you see someone the more likely a relation will form b. Similarities c. Physical attraction 10. Jealousy a. Definition: an unhappy or angry feeling caused by the belief the one you love likes someone else b . Causes: i. Overdependence on significant other ii. Feeling threatened 1. If you are a 6 and your partner is a 10, that’s threatening iii. High value on sexual exclusivity iv. Low selfesteem v. Fear of not being in control c. Power: the ability to make and implement decisions 11. SelfDisclosure a. Sharing personal information with others b. Revealing how you feel about present and past experiences, fear is a barrier to this c. Key to creating healthy communication i. Get to know yourself first ii. Become more accepting of yourself iii. Be willing to discuss past iv. Chose a safe space for selfdisclosure (find a place to talk where you feel safe) 12. Love Language a. Words of affirmation i. Unsolicited compliments. “I love you because you’re great” b. Acts of Service i. Ease burden of responsibilities, “I’ll do that for you” c. Quality Time i. Full, undivided attention / spending time together d. Receiving Gifts i. NOT materialism. Thoughtful, meaningful gifts e. Physical Touch i. Not always sexual, physical presence and accessibility (hugs, hand holding, pat on the back) 13. Manage & Resolving Conflict a. Conflict Resolution i. Identify Problem ii. Think of solutions iii. Evaluate solutions iv. Decide on best solution v. Implement solution vi. Follow up b. Better communication i. Recognize differences, listen, manage conflicts 14. Factors that End Relationships a. Criticism b. Defensiveness c. Stonewalling i. Withdrawing emotionally/ignoring d. Contempt i. Talking down to partner 15. Coping with Failed Relationships a. Acknowledge grief, loneliness, reject, anger, guilt, sadness, etc. b. Let go of negative thoughts and engage in activities that make you happy c. Spend time with friends d. DON’T rush into a “rebound” relationship 16. Sexual Identity a. Definition: recognition and acknowledgement of oneself as a sexual being that is determined by interaction of genetics, physiology, environment, and social factors b. Gonads: (reproductive organs) i. Female: ovaries, estrogen & progesterone ii. Male: testes, testosterone ^ These hormones are released during puberty by the pituitary gland^ c. Secondary Sex Characteristics i. Features that distinguish genders 1. EX: men have deeper voices 17. Gender a. Definition: characteristics and actions associated with men or women b. Socialization during childhood teaches us what is masculine or what is feminine c. Gender Roles: the behavior/actions used to express maleness/females i. Gender role stereotypes: 1. EX: Girls like dolls and Boys like trucks d. Androgyny: combinations of tradition masculine & feminine traits in single person (highly androgynous people do not follow traditional sex roles) e. Gender Identity: sense of awareness of being male or female i. Transgender: identity doesn’t match physical body ii. Transsexual: feel trapped in body & may make sex change 18. 7 A’s of a healthy relationship a. Active appreciation (5 positive statements) i. Opposite of contempt b. Acceptance/allowing (share power/compromise/let partner influence you) i. Opposite of stone walling c. Affection (stay connected) d. Attraction (for sexual attraction) e. Active communication (using the “I” statements) i. Opposite of criticism f. Active listening i. Opposite of defensiveness g. Actively seeking fun i. Opposite of stale relationships 19. Sexual Orientation i. Definition: refers to a person’s enduring emotional, romantic, sexual, or attraction to others ii. Heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, gay, lesbian, etc. iii . Sexual Prejudice: or sexual bias, refers to negative attitudes and hostile actions directed towards a social group 1. EX: Hate crimes, discrimination iv . Intersex: condition when chromosomes are added or lost during conception making the sex of the offspring unclear
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