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Health Test 2 Terms - Health Test 2 intimate...

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Health Test 2 intimate relationships-relationships with family members, friends, and romantic partners, characterized by closeness and understanding family of origin-people present in the household during a child's first years of life-usually parents and siblings communication-the transmission of information and meaning from one individual to another perception-the process of filtering and interpreting information gathered through the senses self-disclosure-the process of revealing one's inner thoughts, feelings, and beliefs to another person nonverbal communication-all written and unspoken messages, both intentional and unintentional "I" messages-messages in which a person takes responsibility for communicating his or her own feelings, thoughts, and beliefs by using statements that begin with "I", not "you" assertive communicators-people who use direct, honest, communication that maintains and defends their rights in a positive manner nonassertive communicators-individuals who tend to be shy and inhibited in their communication with others aggressive communication-people who use hostile, loud, and blaming communication styles conflict-an emotional state that arises when the behavior of one person interferes with the behavior of another conflict resolution-a concerted effort by all parties to resolve points in contention in a constructive manner genderlect-the "dialect", or individual speech pattern and conversational style of each gender dysfunctional family-a family in which the interaction between family members inhibits rather than enhances psychological growth jealousy-an aversive reaction evoked by a real or imagined relationship involving a person's partner and a third person
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monogamy-exclusive sexual involvement with one partner serial monogamy-a series of monogamous sexual relationships open relationship-a relationship in which partners agree that sexual involvement can occur outside the relationship conhabitation-living together without being married common-law marriage-conhabitation lasting a designated period of time (usually seven years) that is considered legally binding in some states accountability-accepting responsibility for personal decisions, choices, and actions self-nurturance-developing individual potential through a balanced and realistic appreciation of self-worth and ability power-the ability to make and implement decisions autonomy-the ability to care for oneself emotionally, socially, and physically psychoeducation-the teaching of crucial psychological skills, giving people knowledge so they can help themselves trust-the degree of confidence felt in a relationship sexual identity-recognition of oneself as a sexual being; a composite of biological sex characteristics, gender identity, gender roles, and sexual orientation intersexuality-not exhibiting exclusively female or male primary and secondary sex characteristics gonads-the reproductive organs in a male (testes) or female (ovaries) puberty-the period of sexual maturation
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