Flashcards in Chapter 3 Deck (22):
mate selection is divided into what two basic streams?
decided by the couple, or decided by the families of the couple
Define arranged marriages
everyone around you, in particular you family, is involved in choosing your life partner
what culture advocates arranged marriages?
what percentage of second generation south Asians rely on their parents to pick them a spouse?
define forced marriage?
a marriage where one or both people are coerced into a marriage against their will. Free and informed consent is not present`
what is the western ideal when it comes to marriage and family?
You are responsible for your own family and how you choose to go about it, and if it fails, you should not expect your family to help you
Free choice of marriage was encouraged by what three phases of early canadian life
Exploration of the wilderness, Establishment of new settlements, and growth of larger towns and cities
On the frontier, how else was free choice encouraged over arranged marriage?
Young men often went off enterprising by themselves.
On the frontier, the compatibility of the partner often depended on how easily they could adapt and survive in the harsh environment, families were not present to help decide, choice came to the individual
Define the choice relationship continuum
refers to the idea that arranged marriages and free-choice marriages lie along the same continuum, with arranged at one end and free-choice at the other
The experience of relationship continuum definition
Marriage as an exchange at one end, marriage as a shared emotion at the other end
Define the complementary needs hypothesis
individuals are attracted to individuals to who complement them
Define the social exchange theory
people evaluate the potential success of a relationship based on a variety of comparisons (such as socioeconomic status, attractiveness)
what are men more likely to emphasize when considering a relationship?
What are women more likely to emphasize when considering a relationship?
What are the legal barriers of marriage?
No polygamy or incest
Marrying just within your own ethnic group
marrying outside of your ethnic group
Assortative mating definition
process of choosing a mate based on certain traits
What does freud have to say about mate choice?
Romantic attraction is strongly based on the personality traits of one's parents
We marry those similar to ourselves relative to age, socioeconomic status, religion
physical and geographical closeness