FAD 2230 Week 1 Notes
FAD 2230 Week 1 Notes FAD2230
Popular in Family Relationships: A lifespan development approach
verified elite notetaker
Popular in Department
This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Lauren Carstens on Friday September 9, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to FAD2230 at Florida State University taught by Dr. Mallory Greer in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 33 views.
Reviews for FAD 2230 Week 1 Notes
Report this Material
What is Karma?
Karma is the currency of StudySoup.
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