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PSYC 3707 Chapter 3 Notes

by: Cameron Cooke-Murphy

PSYC 3707 Chapter 3 Notes PSYC 3707

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Complete Ch. 3 Notes
Psychology of Intimate Relationships
Dr. Sethi
Class Notes
Being Single
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Cameron Cooke-Murphy on Friday February 19, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYC 3707 at Youngstown State University taught by Dr. Sethi in Spring 2016. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Psychology of Intimate Relationships in Psychlogy at Youngstown State University.


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Date Created: 02/19/16
Chapter 3 Notes Demographics  25.2% 18yrs+ never married (2007) o 40.4% African American o 31.4% Hispanic o 26.5% Asian o 22.7% White  72% under 34yrs  Whites are less satisfied with being single  Single women are healthier than single men Categories of Singles  Voluntary temporary  Involuntary temporary  Voluntary stable (permanent)  Involuntary stable (permanent) Marital Delay  Most singles are temporarily single  13.6% males and 10.3% females 44yrs­54yrs Reasons  Deliberate choice  Fear of marriage   Lack of opportunity  Circumstances Advantages  Self development/personal growth  Variety of relationships  Economic independence/self sufficiency   Variety of sexual experiences  Freedom  More career opportunities Disadvantages  Loneliness/ lack of companionship  Economic hardship  Social life organized around couples  Sexual frustration  Not having children Health and Well Being  Singles are less healthy than married people o shorter life expectancy  greater % of married people report being happy vs. singles   SES (socioeconomic status) is a bigger predictor of life satisfaction and well being  whether single or married Living Arrangements  With others o For economic and companionship o Since 1970, 18yrs­24yrs living with parents has risen to 50%+  Alone o More females than males o After 45yrs, females living alone increases Single Parents  4.9 million single mom families (2006)  ¼ of children have a single parent  Most are moms Special Issues: Single Parents  Role strain causes constant stress  Work + child care + household = no leisure time + no social life   Inadequate income  Spending enough time with children  Inadequate child care   Stress decreases quality of parenting Never Married Adult  More well adjusted to single status than younger never married singles  Social support group is usually friends or remote family rather than close family  Happiness depends on satisfaction with standard of living and activities


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