Test 2 - Unit 2 Notes Chapter 6 Love Love o An emotion and...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 8 pages.

Unit 2 NotesChapter 6- LoveLove oAn emotion and behavior, essential for human survivaloThe familyis the most important source of loveoSelf-love is important Eight qualities of friendship oEnjoyment–friends enjoy being together.oAcceptance–friends accept each other the way they are.oTrust—friends trust and look out for each other.oRespect—friends respect each other’s judgment. oMutual support–friends help each other without expecting anything in return.oConfiding–friends share experiences and feelings.oUnderstanding–friends are sympathetic about each other’s feelings and thoughts.oHonesty–friends are open and honest. They feel free to be themselves and say what they think.Friendship oLove includes all the qualities of friendship, plus Sexual desirePriority Caring to the point of self-sacrifice Love is a process that grows over time Lust vs. Love oSexual arousal- a physiological response oSexual desire- a psychological state oRomantic love Caring IntimacyCommitment Theories of Love oBiochemistryLust/Attraction: Dopamine, Norepinephrine Attachment: Oxytocin Sense of well-being: endorphins oAttachment Theory This theory proposes that our primary motivation in life is to beconnected with other people John Bowlby’s monkey experiments Mary Ainsworth strange situation Two dimensions: anxiety and avoidanceoSternberg’s Triangular TheoryIntimacy
Unit 2 NotesPassionCommitment oICA- Lee’s styles of loving There are no right or wrong answersDatingWhy we date oSociologists’ view the dating process as: marriage market where people compare the assets and liabilities of eligible partners and choose the best available mate. Everyone has a “market value”and whom a person “trades” with depends on one’s resourcesoDating today is distinct from courtship generations ago and may or may not end up in marriage The functions of dating oManifest (the purposes are visible, recognized, and intended) MaturationFun and recreation CompanionshipLove and affection Mate selection oLatent (the purposes are unintended or not immediately recognized) Socialization Social statusFulfilment of ego needsSexual experimentation and intimacy Big business How often do people date? oA majority of Americans age 18 and older either are dating or would like to be oDating has declined among people under age 18, but 24% of high school seniors say they date frequently oHow we meet people and what we call dating has changed over the years The dating spectrum oIn traditional dating, males and females follow clear, culturally defining gender role scripts, at least among the middle classExpectations based on gender and social exchanges oIn contemporary dating, people hang out, get together, or hook up (friends with benefits)o

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture