New User Special Price Expires in

Let's log you in.

Sign in with Facebook


Don't have a StudySoup account? Create one here!


Create a StudySoup account

Be part of our community, it's free to join!

Sign up with Facebook


Create your account
By creating an account you agree to StudySoup's terms and conditions and privacy policy

Already have a StudySoup account? Login here

Sociology of Families Chapter 2

by: Theresa Holly

Sociology of Families Chapter 2 Soc 2150

Marketplace > University of Nebraska at Omaha > Sociology > Soc 2150 > Sociology of Families Chapter 2
Theresa Holly
GPA 3.7

Preview These Notes for FREE

Get a free preview of these Notes, just enter your email below.

Unlock Preview
Unlock Preview

Preview these materials now for free

Why put in your email? Get access to more of this material and other relevant free materials for your school

View Preview

About this Document

Notes covering Chapter 2
Sociology of Families
Jacob Rizk
Class Notes
25 ?




Popular in Sociology of Families

Popular in Sociology

This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Theresa Holly on Monday September 5, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to Soc 2150 at University of Nebraska at Omaha taught by Jacob Rizk in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 14 views. For similar materials see Sociology of Families in Sociology at University of Nebraska at Omaha.

Similar to Soc 2150 at UNO


Reviews for Sociology of Families Chapter 2


Report this Material


What is Karma?


Karma is the currency of StudySoup.

You can buy or earn more Karma at anytime and redeem it for class notes, study guides, flashcards, and more!

Date Created: 09/05/16
Chapter 2 Soc Families  Critical Thinking Steps: o Understand the problem o Gather info o Develop solution o Evaluate effectiveness  Magical Thinking Examples o Stay away from certain numbers o Superstitious  Macro level orientation- top down view- large scale patterns of society  Micro level orientation- bottom up view- small scale  Manifest Functions- intended, conscious  Latent Functions- unintended, unconscious, hidden purpose Measuring Families:  Informal social research- daily  Formal social research o Designed question and hypothesis o Consistent o Methodically record observations o Statistical analysis o Can be Replicated  Theory= set of statements or propositions that seek to explain or predict a particular aspect of social life  Structural functionalism perspective o Family is necessary for emotional and socialization stability  Conflict Theory o Conflict and struggle over power and resources. Focusing on the way social structure contributes to inequality  Larger class system  Microcosm of society  Feminist Theory o Women’s subordination in families by arguing that men are dominant  Not necessarily a view taken by women  Friedrich Engles- abolish monogamy  Thought that women stay home and do housework while men get the high paying jobs  Social Exchange Theory o Individuals maximize rewards  Find a relationship based on most beneficial or profitable for both partners  Expectations from past relationships are very influential  Symbolic Interactionism o Understand society by analyzing day to day interactions of individuals, pairs, groups. o Society and culture influence symbols we use to communicate  Interpret behaviors  Sociobiology o All human behaviors are influenced by biology o Desire to ensure genes passed on to future generations to ensure survival  Ecological o Family is influenced by environment  Family Development o Family members accomplish tasks through the family life cycle  Family Life Cycle  Married couple-no children  Child bearing family  Family with preschoolers  Family with school children  Family with adolescents  Family as launching center  Middle aged family- no children  Aging family Research: 1. Survey 2. Clinical 3. Observational research 4. Experimental Possible flaws in research:  Bias  No control group  Time and variable distortion  Reliable and valid?


Buy Material

Are you sure you want to buy this material for

25 Karma

Buy Material

BOOM! Enjoy Your Free Notes!

We've added these Notes to your profile, click here to view them now.


You're already Subscribed!

Looks like you've already subscribed to StudySoup, you won't need to purchase another subscription to get this material. To access this material simply click 'View Full Document'

Why people love StudySoup

Jim McGreen Ohio University

"Knowing I can count on the Elite Notetaker in my class allows me to focus on what the professor is saying instead of just scribbling notes the whole time and falling behind."

Anthony Lee UC Santa Barbara

"I bought an awesome study guide, which helped me get an A in my Math 34B class this quarter!"

Bentley McCaw University of Florida

"I was shooting for a perfect 4.0 GPA this semester. Having StudySoup as a study aid was critical to helping me achieve my goal...and I nailed it!"


"Their 'Elite Notetakers' are making over $1,200/month in sales by creating high quality content that helps their classmates in a time of need."

Become an Elite Notetaker and start selling your notes online!

Refund Policy


All subscriptions to StudySoup are paid in full at the time of subscribing. To change your credit card information or to cancel your subscription, go to "Edit Settings". All credit card information will be available there. If you should decide to cancel your subscription, it will continue to be valid until the next payment period, as all payments for the current period were made in advance. For special circumstances, please email


StudySoup has more than 1 million course-specific study resources to help students study smarter. If you’re having trouble finding what you’re looking for, our customer support team can help you find what you need! Feel free to contact them here:

Recurring Subscriptions: If you have canceled your recurring subscription on the day of renewal and have not downloaded any documents, you may request a refund by submitting an email to

Satisfaction Guarantee: If you’re not satisfied with your subscription, you can contact us for further help. Contact must be made within 3 business days of your subscription purchase and your refund request will be subject for review.

Please Note: Refunds can never be provided more than 30 days after the initial purchase date regardless of your activity on the site.