Flashcards in Sources of Relationship Beliefs Deck (41):
True or false? All cultures have different courtship and marriage traditions.
True or false? All cultures place the same amount of emphasis on the importance of love.
Cultures with lower economic standards of living place ___ emphasis on love.
Western norms are ___.
How are western norms shifting?
- Marriage is not considered a must do.
- Cohabitation is more acceptable.
- Divorces are available on demand.
- Couples are having fewer children.
Western cultures tend to emphasize desires/needs of the ___ over the ___.
In western cultures, young adults have ___ they want to achieve prior to marriage.
What are some important domains necessary to have attained before marriage?
1. Interpersonal competency.
2. Family capacities.
3. Norm compliance.
4. Role transitions.
What are the least important criteria for marriage?
1. Sexual experience.
3. Marriage education.
4. Concrete life achievements.
Transition to marriage involves moving from ___ to ___.
Self-sufficiency to be able to care for others.
How does the legal system affect marriage?
- Who is allowed to get married?
- Tax benefits/penalties.
- Age of consent for sex.
- What kinds of sexual activity are allowed.
- How many children a couple can have.
Can a 16 year old consent to sex with a teacher?
No, as the teacher is in a position of power.
14 and 15 year olds can have sex with people _ years older.
12 and 13 year olds can have sex with people _ years older.
Can those 11 or younger consent to sex?
Give an example of how governments can control sexual activity.
In Texas, it was sodomy to have anything outside of vaginal intercourse.
Religions highlights ___ in relationships.
What issues does religion explore?
- Monogamy or polygamy.
- Is premarital sex okay?
- Commentary on same-sex relationships.
- Roles in relationships.
Religions provides ___ ___.
How does the internet affect relationships?
- Social networking.
- Online dating services.
- Widespread availability of pornography.
How does childbearing technology affect relationships?
- Birth control pills.
- In vitro fertilization.
- Selection of gender for babies.
- Designer babies?
Cloning is an example of...
Technology affecting relationships.
What kind of research design has a control and a exposure condition?
Rape Myth Acceptance.
RMA among those men who received control group was ___, while it was ___ for those who viewed the movie.
For women, viewing the erotica did/didn't influence feelings for their partner.
For men, those who were exposed to erotica reported loving their partners ___ and feeling that their partner was ___ attractive.
Those partners who watch a lot of TV and believe TV's depiction of romance, reported ___ dedication commitment to their partner and perceiving ___ alternatives.
We live in a culture that values ___ and ___ ___ ___.
Marriage, lifelong intimate partnerships.
People with divorced parents have different views of marriage than people with married parents. What is this called?
Intergenerational transmission effects.
What are the 3 elements of Western marriage?
- Marriage is the best way to live one's family life.
- A marriage should be a permanent, loving relationship.
- If you are unsatisfied, you should end your marriage.
What is the result of the 3 elements of Western marriage?
People enter and exit marriages quicker than the past.
Societal factors, combined with media messages set ___ ___ and ___ ___ ___ with intimate relationships
Unrealistic standards, negative personal experiences.
Young adults tend to be ___ about their ability to maintain a good and satisfying intimate relationship?
How is marital confidence operationalized?
Sense of efficacy to navigate conflict and a belief that a relationship will be successful into the future.
Those with less confidence...
- Have more negative interactions.
- Have less positive communication.
Those who were uncertain about decision to wed...
- Spend less time together.
- Less satisfied.
Those with "cold feet" or doubts about marriage...
- Are common (almost half of men and third of wives).
- Have a greater decline in marital satisfaction.
- Are more likely to divorce based on wife's assessments.
Is it good to ignore doubts about relationships?
What should you do with doubts about your relationship?
Use your knowledge of the elements of healthy romantic relationships to be confident that you can have a successful intimate relationship.