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MCO 473-FinalStudyGuide[2] (1) - MCO 473 – Final Exam...

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Unformatted text preview: MCO 473 – Final Exam StudyGuide • What is the difference between “sex” and “gender”? Sex : Refers to biological categorization – that is male or female (based on reproductive organs) Gender : Refers to behavioral categorization – that is feminine or masculine (based on sociocultural norms and expectations) • What are “myths”? A myth is a sacred story that expresses moral values in human terms. • What are “stereotypes” — and what are their four characteristics as identified by Lippmann? Stereotype : Positive or negative characterizations of a group; thus, erasing the features of an individual. The four characteristics of stereotypes are: 1. Simple : Far more simple then reality and often expressed in two to three sentences 2. Acquired secondhand : We acquire or absorb stereotypes from cultural mediators (ex. Mass media) rather then through direct experience 3. Erroneous : All sterotypes are false because they claim that every individual in a particular group shares a set of common qualities. 4. Resistant to change : Even though we acknowledge stereotypes to be bad, old generalizations still cloud our perceptions of particular groups. • What are “countertypes” — and are they an improvement on stereotypes? A countertype is a positive stereotype evolved in an attempt to replace previously applied negative stereotypes. Contertypes are important reflections, but can be negative in the since that it is still a oversimplified view; positive or not, it is still a generalization. In other words, countertype is still a stereotype . In addition, it is important to recognize that MCO 473 F I N A L EXA M STUDY GU I D E — Page 2 countertypes are often slightly disguised stereotypes. Ex. “She’s a successful career women…who really needs a man.” • What is the relationship between expectation and satisfaction in romantic relationships? Research shows that unrealistic expectations of sex, love and romance are the primary factor of relationship dissatisfaction. • What are the foundational factors of realistic models of love (found in most rational models we have studied)? • What are the components of Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love? Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love (pg.19-20), includes: • Intimacy (Emotional component): Refers to close, connected, and bonded feelings in aloving relationship • Passion (Motivational component): Refers to the drives that lead to romance, physical attraction and sex in a loving relationship • Decision/Commitment (Intellectual or cognative component): Consists of two separate aspects; short-term component, the decision...
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This note was uploaded on 10/25/2010 for the course MCO 473 taught by Professor Galician during the Fall '08 term at ASU.

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MCO 473-FinalStudyGuide[2] (1) - MCO 473 – Final Exam...

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