11-3 - CSD November 3 2009 Families Marriage How many...

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CSD November 3, 2009 Families Nuclear family Extended family Exogamy Endogamy (married people who are related to you) What is the tendency in individualistic cultures; collectivistic cultures Marriage How many spouses? How are spouses chosen? Buss’s Studies In Western countries, marriage is becoming optional for procreation Top three criteria: makes me laugh, loving, doesn’t get jealous Marital Relationships Vareity in marital relationships o Monogamy Serial monogamy o Polygamy Polyandry Fraternal pyandry (single woman is married to brothers) Polygyny Sororal polygyny (man marries two women) Mate Selection Buss’s International Mate Selection Project (N = 33 countries) sought to identify: o Preferences for mates o Similarities and differences between countries o Clusters of countries that are similar o Sex differences Buss found some universal preferences for potential mates, such as: o Kind and understanding o
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  • Fall '09
  • Harris
  • Cultural hegemony, Cultural imperialism, Buss, Colonialism Cultural Imperialism, hegemony Cultural imperialism

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