chap 7 - PSY 153 Mc/B FHS Chapter VII Study Guide Know(in...

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PSY 153 Mc/B - FHS - Chapter VII Study Guide Know (in general terms): 1. The definitions of the glossary terms in the margins, which are not specifically cited in the study guide items below- (see below) 2. What is the single major developmental challenge of adulthood- formation of intimate relationships 3. Of what sexual identity consists and what a healthy self-view does for one- gender id, orientation and personal prefs (erotic intention), sexual self view, healthy- helps you enter relationships more freely w/ fewer inhibitions, helps clarify your type and lets you be more open and verried and positive in your sexual relationships 4. What is involved in the process of acquiring sexual meanings - through interactions w/ your environment, and culture 5. What distinguishes the views of males and females on first sexual intercourse- boys- step in transition from child to adult, competitive and is “winning”, girls- lost virginity, surrender their most precious commodity 6. What was thought, historically, to distinguish the sexually permissive from the non-permissive cultures (*See Close Up, p. 202)- permissive- tolerant and liberal attitudes, nonpermissive held restrictive and more conservative viewpoints 7. What characterizes each of the "sexual regimes" identified by Widmer et al. (1998) (*)- Teen permissive- germ, Austria, Sweden, high acceptance of teen/premarital sex Sexual conservative cultures- us, Ireland, Poland- believe any form of sex outside marriage is wrong Homosexual permissive cultures- Netherlands, Norway, Canada, high acceptance of gays, tol of sex b4 marriage but no teen/extramarital sex The phillipines- extremely conservative attitudes about nonmarital sex Japan- acceptance of premarital sex, most disapproving of homosexual sex of all the cultures Moderate residual0 mostly indistinguishable from the average—discourage nonmarital sex with the exception of sex before marriage between adults 8. What characterizes the sexual self-concept 9. The roles adults are expected to master- being a spouse, a parent, a career person, and member of the community 10. What characterizes the major psychosocial challenge in early adulthood- intimacy vs. isolation 11. What characterizes each of Levine’s three prerequisites for intimate sharing- 1. the capacity to know one’s own thoughts and feelings 2. the willingness to share those feelings 3. the interpersonal skills necessary for intimate sharing 12. What distinguishes the sexes in terms of being in their sexual prime- men- immediate erection and short refractory period, women take longer to reach their prime due to societal induced inhibitions 13. The adjustments, for both sexes, that midlife requires- women- 50, no more reproducing, leads women to question their attractiveness, men- sexual functioning becomes less predictable, less automatic
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course PSY 153 taught by Professor Dr.? during the Fall '05 term at Stephen F Austin State University.

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