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PSYC 3707 Ch. 4 Notes

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PSYC 3707 Ch. 4 Notes PSYC 3707

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Complete Chapter 4 Notes
Psychology of Intimate Relationships
Dr. Sethi
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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 21 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 4 Notes Physical Attractiveness  Initially important  Couple attractiveness o The couple itself is attractive Standards of Attractiveness  Cultures determine standards of beauty  Media speaks for the culture o Exaggerated standards o Lead many women to rate their bodies negatively  Standards change over time Emergence of Dating  Changing conditions in U.S. made dating possible o Movement to cities o Public schools o More money to spend and free time o Automobile for travel and privacy o Women’s movement Dating Today  Courtship has disappeared  “getting together”/ “hooking up”  Many expect sex without commitment  Intimacy too fast Reasons For Dating  Recreation  Companionship, friendship, and intimacy  Personality development  Try out gender roles  Love and affection  Sexual experimentation and satisfaction  Mate sorting and selection  Preparation for marriage Gender Roles in Dating  Traditionally, men initiated, planned, and paid for the date  Feminist movement o Aware of inequalities  Both male and female college students initiate romantic relationships today (still more  males) Problems in Dating  Honesty and openness o Imaging: pretense or playacting  Extradyadic relationships o Extradyadic sexual activity o Outside of a relationship  Getting too serious  Balancing closeness and distance Violence and Sexual Aggression  Violence o Not rare in dating relationships  Psychological and emotional effects of dating violence  Verbal sexual coercion o Using verbal coercion to obtain sex  Date rape o Forcing of involuntary sex  Progression of violence o Verbal aggression may progress to physical aggression Breaking Up  Degree of severity depends on circumstances  Explanatory models o Process theory of relationship trajectories o Social Exchange Theory (Chapter 1) o Cascade model for breaking up 


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