Choosing a partner

Choosing a partner - The supply of men and women...

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Choosing a partner 17:22 Dating and social class Upper class Concentrate on school and socialization, mate selection is secondary Formal, exclusive gatherings Middle class Parents tend to encourage children to be involved in the community Working-class, poor Parents letting the child branch off and grow off on their own, less involved with their  children’s day to day activities Marriage market System in which we evaluate potential spouses and choose the best Three components:
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Unformatted text preview: The supply of men and women Preferences for certain traits Resources offered to potential partners Theories of mate selection Exchange theory Selection based on cost-reward analysis Psychodynamic theories Parent image - where you select a mate who resembles your opposite sex parent Developmental Process Theory Filtering the field of eligible: Propinquity (closeness) Attraction: Social filter: similar age, race, social class homogamy 17:22 17:22...
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course SOCL 2501 taught by Professor Simpson during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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