Chapter 6-10 TermsChapter 6 TermsSexual Identity– A set of sexual practices and attitudes that lead to the formation in a person’s mind of an identity as heterosexual, homosexual, or bisexual.Social Constructionist Perspective– The belief that human sexual identities are entirely socially constructed.Kinsey Report– A 1948 book by Alfred Kinsey detailing the results of thousands of interviews with men about their sexual behavior.Integrative Perspective– The belief that human sexual identities are determined by both social and biological factors.Queer Theory– The view that sexual life is artificially organized into categories that reflect the power of heterosexual norms.Family of Choice– A family formed through voluntary ties among individuals who are not biologically or legally related.Living Apart Together– A relationship in which two people define themselves as a couple but do not live together.Extramarital Sex– Sexual activity by a married person with someone other than his or her spouse.Sexual Monogamy– The state of having just one sex partner.Nonmarital Birth Ratio– The proportion of all births that occur to nonmarried women.Selection Effect– The principle that whenever individuals sort, or “select,” themselves into groups nonrandomly, some of the differences among the groups reflect preexisting differences among the individuals.Chapter 7 TermsUnion – A stable, intimate relationship between two people who live in the same household but may or may not be married.Courtship – A publicly visible process with rules and restrictions through which young men and women find a partner to marry,Hooking Up
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