HD 2304 exam 1 study guide - HD2304 Spring 2016 Exam 2...

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HD 2304  Spring 2016 Exam 2 Study Guide Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5,6,7, & 8 (1-8) The exam will consist of 75 multiple-choice and a few true/false questions It will be worth a total of 100 points Chapter 1 (Most of chapter 1 is important) / What Is a Family Family definition is always changing, families are more fluid today than they were in the past A family is an intimate group of two or more people who live together in a committed relationship, care for one another and any children, share activities and emotional ties / How are Families Similar o Family Functions Families must accomplish functions to ensure a society’s survival such as: sexual activity, procreation/socialization, economic security, emotional support, social and political placement How do Families Differ Worldwide o Family Structure
/ Some Myths about the Family Myths about past romantic notions of the “golden days”, nostalgia Myths about what is natural the unnatural state of being single, child-free, or gay Myths about the self-sufficient family families often need assistance to survive (loans, scholarships, public works and education) Myths of the family as a loving refuge home can be a brutal setting Myths about the perfect marriage & family clash between expectation and reality, divorce rate AND the family we live with (reality) and the family we live by (why we’d like our family to be) / Three Perspectives on the Changing Family The family is declining o High rates of divorce and singlehood o Children out of wedlock & less time spent with children o Self-indulgence The family is changing, not declining o More women in the workforce o Family problems have ALWAYS existed The family is more resilient than ever o Treatment of women and children much better now o People no longer stay in unhappy marriages o Equality in housework increases marital satisfaction / How are U.S. Families Changing Changes in family & non-family households Singles and cohabitating couples Marriage-divorce-remarriage Employed mothers One- parent families Older people TERMS~ Traditional family: an economic unit living together made up of two or more people who are related by blood, marriage, or adoption, and who bear and raise
children Current family: Live together in a committed relationship, care for one another and any children, share activities and close emotional ties Social class: inherited, but mutable, based on wealth, education, power, prestige, and other resources Relationship types o Monogamy o Polygamy o Polygyny o Polyandry Nuclear family: married parents and their biological/adopted children. Mostly in western societies Extended families: most common worldwide. Parents and children and other kin (uncles, aunts, cousins) live under the same roof Fictive-kin: non-relatives accepted as part of the family due to strong bonds with biological family members and providing important services and care

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