20 commitment ch 10 pg 273 commitment includes sexual

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20. Commitment (Ch. 10 pg. 273) - Commitment includes sexual fidelity, trust, respect, and helping a partner attain his or her life goals. - The happiest couples state that they help each other, spend time together, and feel emotionally close. - Those who believe that the quality of marriage depends on determination and hard work are more likely to report having good marriages than couples who believe that relationships depend on fate, luck, or chance. 21. Attachment theory & the concepts – secure, anxious, avoidant (pg.152) - Proposes that infants need to develop a relationship with at least one primary caregiver, usually the mother, for normal social and emotional development. - Secure attachment: when mothers are sensitive and responsive, the children showed distress when left with a stranger, but when their mothers returned they clung to her for just a short time. - Anxious attachment: when mothers were inconsistent- sometimes affectionate sometimes aloof, children showed distress at separation but rejected when their mothers returned. - Avoidant: when caregivers or mothers ignored their physical and emotional needs, displayed avoidant behavior by ignoring the mothers after they returned.
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22. Stages of Reiss’s wheel theory of love (pg. 153) - It compares four stages of love to the spokes of a wheel. - 1 st stage: rapport . Rapport (a close and harmonious relationship) based on culturally similar upbringing, social class, religion, and educational level. - 2 nd stage: self-revelation . Self-revelation occurs when each person feels more at ease in the relationship, she or he is more likely to disclose intimate and personal feelings, and to engage in sexual activities. - 3 rd stage: mutual dependency . As the couple becomes more intimate the partner’s mutual dependency increases. They share ideas, jokes, hopes, and fears. - 4 th stage: personality need fulfilment . Personality need fulfillment occurs when the partners confide in each other, make mutual decisions, support each other’s ambitions, and bolster each other’s confidence. - In a lasting relationship, rapport continues to build as the wheel turns, deepening the partners’ need fulfillment, mutual dependence, and increasing the honesty of their self- relevance. 23. Components of Sterberg’s triangular theory of love and their definitions (pg. 154) - Consists of three important components; intimacy, passion and decision/commitment. - Intimacy: encompasses feelings of closeness, connectedness, and bonding. - Passion: leads to romance, physical attraction, and sexual consummation. - Decision/commitment has a short- and a long term dimension. In the short-term, partners make decision to love each other, in the long-term, they make a commitment to maintain that love over time. 24. Lee’s 6 love styles and what they mean (pg. 155) - Eros: characterized by love of beauty, powerful physical attraction. - Mania: characterized by obsessiveness, jealousy, possessiveness, and intense dependency. Expressed as anxiety, sleeplessness, loss of appetite, headaches, and even suicide because of real or imagined rejection by the desired person.
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  • Spring '08
  • PLUNKETT
  • partner, Sexual intercourse, Human sexual behavior

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