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FAD 2230 Week 1 Notes

by: Lauren Carstens

FAD 2230 Week 1 Notes FAD2230

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Here's a detailed outline of what we cover in class, this covers chapter 1.
Family Relationships: A lifespan development approach
Dr. Mallory Greer
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Date Created: 09/09/16
FAD2230 Chapter 1: Why Study Families?  Why Study Families? o Families are a central social institution o The things closest to you are your microsystem  Family  School  Peers  Workplace  Church o Exosystem  Who am I in the context of my surroundings?  Government  How do you define family? o Blood related vs. not blood related? o Impact o US Census Bureau  Families are 2+ people living together related by birth, marriage or adoption o Social Science Definition for this class  A relationship by blood, marriage or affection  Members may  Cooperate economically  Care for children  Consider their identity to be connected  Types of Families o Family of Orientation/Origin  The family you were born into o Family of Procreation  The family you choose and choose to have children with o Fictive Kin  Aunt Kath  Hannah and her mom  Why define family? o To have a shared meaning o Social Implications (DTR) o Policy Implications  Taxes  Payments  Health insurance and benefits  What is the purpose of family? o Economic cooperation o Care, warmth, protection and intimacy  Would a monkey choose a mom with milk (basic needs met) or a soft mom (comfort)?  Comfort  Failure to thrive: growing up without care and warmth causes decreases growth o Reproduce and socialize children  It’s out job to teach children what to expect and what is right/ wrong o Regulate sexual behavior  How we learn about it all o Understanding social Placement, status and roles o Property and Inheritance  Who carries on our family name and who gets our possessions? o  SOCIALIZAITON  Teaching children the rules/expectations of society  All big and small things  Modeling the rules/expectations of society  Rules mean less when you don’t follow them yourself  Our relationships are inextricably related to the social structure found in our society o Social Structure: Patterns of social organization that guide our interactions with others  Ex: Knowing that divorce is common, but also knowing that it’s possible not to get divorces  Themes o 1. Linking micro-level and macro-level perspectives on families  Micro-level factors: Focused on the individual and his/her interactions  Specific reasons why you get married (kind, handsome)  What you think of your siblings (awful but also helpful)  Personal choices  Behaviors  Feelings  Decisions  Constraints  Values  Interactions  Individual/interpersonal level  Macro-level factors: Focused on how relationships are interconnected with society and social structure  Why you get married (it’s the next step)  Larger influences on people  Culture  History  Power and inequality  Social institutions  Social status  Social movements  What are some MICRO-level factors and MACRO-level factors that impact dating?  Micro o Attractiveness o Intelligence o Interests o Personality o Work ethic o Funny/other characteristics o Education o Passions o Proximity o Support o Religious preferences  Macro o Societal implications  Age  Family o Family structure o Skin tone o If your religion says who you can or can not o 2. Families are always changing o 3. The importance of social science research 


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