Human Adjustment in Todays World
The Paradox of Progress
Describe examples of the paradox of
Explain what is meant by the paradox of
progress and how theorists have
The Paradox of Progress, continued
Marital and Intimate Relationships
Challenges to the Traditional Model of Marriage
Discuss recent trends relating to the
acceptance of singlehood and cohabitation.
Describe changing views on the permanence
of marriage and
The Process of Interpersonal Communication
Describe the communication process.
List differences between face-to-face and
Discuss how interpersonal communication is
Impression Formation and Social Influence
Forming Impressions of Others
Cite the five sources of information people
use to form impressions of others.
Understand the key differences between
snap judgments and systematic jud
The Self in a Social World
Identify some key aspects of the selfconcept.
Cite two types of self-discrepancies, and
describe their effects.
Describe two ways of coping with selfdiscrepancies.
Gender and Behavior
Distinguish between sex and gender.
Explain the nature of gender stereotypes and
their connection with instrumentality and
Discuss four important points about gender
Becoming a Sexual Person
Identify four key aspects of sexual identity.
Clarify how hormones influence sexual
differentiation and sexual behavior.
Discuss how families, peers, schools, and
the media shape s