CMN103 2010-02-18

CMN103 2010-02-18 - C MN103 2010-02-18 What is a family o...

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CMN103 2010-02-18 What is a family o Structural definition How is a family put together or formed? Determined by genetics or legal ties Problems: Excludes group define themselves as family but lacks blood or legal bonds o Task-oriented definition What tasks are performed, what functions occur? Determined by Child-rearing Problems: A marriage with no kids o Transactional process definition How is intimacy or togetherness created? Determined by intimacy and emotional attachment Gender, Communication, and Family o Household division of labor In general, women do more household chores than men Although women join the workforce, domestic responsibilities are not shared Communication in Marriage o Distressed vs. un-distressed couples Message production skills Criticisms, self-disclosures, etc. Nonverbal communication Negative vs. positive Smiles/frowns, etc
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This note was uploaded on 06/06/2011 for the course CMN 103 taught by Professor Palomares during the Spring '08 term at UC Davis.

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