psy 210 2-22 - PSY 210 2/22/11 I. Mate Selection -Buss...

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PSY 210 2/22/11 I. Mate Selection -Buss (1994) -Cultural similarities in traits for ideal mates -kind, understanding, exciting personality, healthy -cultural differences in traits (chastity) China, India, Taiwan (good housekeeping) Astonia, China. (neatness) Nigeria, Iran. (religion) China, Iran. Gender Differences (men prefer someone younger, women prefer someone older) II. Marriage A) Why marry? -Social status -Economic status B) Forms of marriage -Monogamy=one man, one woman -Polygamy=one man, multiple wives -Polyandry=one woman, multiple husbands -Cenogamy=group marriages C) Same Sex Marriage (Netherlands, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Argentina, Norway) -Limited cross cultural research -Cultural attitudes are important III. Parenting A) Infancy and Childhood 1. Parental belief systems -Gusii mothers of Kenya and middle class American mothers (held infants more, but not vocal) -high infant mortality rates -beliefs in direct eye contact -beliefs about language learning (occurs through a rhythm and interaction)
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