CDFR 4006 March 21st-25th
CDFR 4006 March 21st-25th CDFR 4006
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Dating Scripts There are few studies that have examined relationship initiation and formation among same-sex couples What we do know, is that gays and lesbians incorporate some traditional gender roles in their dating scripts Also have more opportunity to create their own Communication in Relationships The process of making and sharing meanings Influences the quality and content of your relationship Sexual communication: equally critical to the relationship This may include: likes/dislikes, secrets, fears, fantasies, etc. Through sexual communication, couples deepen their level of intimacy (being confident and comfortable) Sexual communication is not separate, but an extension of day-to-day communication Communication Verbal vs. Nonverbal Give me some examples of differences between the two… Four fundamental communication skills: Communication effectiveness Perceptual accuracy Interpersonal cognitive complexity Predictive accuracy Differences in Communication Message vs. Metamessage (underlying context) Tannen’s gender difference linguistic research: Men attune to the metamessage of helping and fixing problems Women attune to the metamessage of empathy and understanding o The way you respond is not the same as your partner! Intimacy Refers to the need to have relationships in our lives, and this is a universal innate drive Though to fulfill important psychological needs Intimacy Social integration Nurture Assistance _Reassurance _ Attachment Theory Attachment: A type of affectional bond that ties or binds the child to the parent or primary caregiver (Bowlby, 1988) Affectional bond: unique, long-enduring tie to another individual It is from this bond that children develop a sense of __security_ The Strange Situation Secure (_60_%): o Explore while mom is around, use mother as secure base; o Seek proximity and contact at reunion; o Upset during separation, but calm down quickly at reunion Insecure-avoidant/detached (__20_%): o Do not seek proximity to the mother actively avoid her at reunion; o Often do not cry much at separation; o Do not resist contact if mother initiates it; o Do not cry much at reunion Insecure-resistant/ambivalent (12%): o _Combination_ of positive and negative reactions to mothers; o Very upset and distressed during separation; o Actively seek proximity and contact at reunion resist contact at reunion, often showing anger; o Continue crying at reunion; they do not calm down easily at reunion Insecure-disorganized/ disoriented (8%): o Inconsistent, contradictory; o Disoriented, dazed, repetitive behaviors; extreme approach/avoidance; o _Least_ securely attached Attachment and Sexual Relationships Because of attachment disorders, some people need to __relearn_ how to relate to others They may always be “high need” people in their relationships because of fear of being abandoned o *There are ways to overcome this Sexual Disclosure and Sexual Assertiveness Disclosure: the number of ways we tell our partner what we want and don’t want in sexual relationships Sexual assertiveness refers to the ability to: __Initiate_ sexual activity Refuse unwanted sexual activity Talk about sexual likes and dislikes (before, during, and after sexual interactions) Discuss contraceptive use Negotiate safer-sex behaviors Discuss a partner’s sexual __history_