Outline for Week 2
Two types of Families o Voluntary o Involuntary Nuclear vs. Extended Family Family Functions o Organization of survival needs o Socialization o Emotional Nurturance
The Family in Western Culture
Up to about the 20th ce
A Comparison of Heterosexual Cohabiting and Marriage Relationships:
The Advantages and Disadvantages
The information gathered over time on the advantages and disadvantages of
cohabiting and marriage relationships is vast and debatable. Throu
Sociology of Intimate Relationships
Eager for your Kisses
3 of Hearts
Who left the relationship first?
What kind of negotiations of sexual identities took place?
-steven felt he was denying himself of his homosexua
Lecture Notes for Week Six Tuesday: The Transition to Marriage
A. The Marriage Market a. Supply b. Preferences c. Resources d. Demand B. Assortative Mating C. Culture matters in determining marriage specifics a. Normative b. Rewards/Costs D. Transition to
Week 10 Outline Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Divorce I. Trends A. Trends: 1. divorce rate rose steadily since records were first kept in 1860 2. divorce rates leveled off around 1985 B. Divorce rate is effected by economy, social events 1. increases after: W
Week 9 Outline I. Marital Satisfaction -> Common Conflict Areas: sex, money, household division of labor A. Sex 1. sex as a power tactic 2. common problems with sex 3. Sexual Coercion a. Historical male control of women's bodies b. legal changes regarding
11/17/2009 I. Defining a Successful Marriage A) Stability 1. Likelihood a couple remains married 2. Marriage may not be equally satisfying to both partners 3. Marriage can endure despite being unhappy or unsatisfying 4. Marriage works in a variety of form
Week 5: Outline (Note: this is a general idea of topics you should be able to explain on an exam) 10/27/09 COURTSHIP - dating with an intentional movement to marriage.
I. Trends in Commitment a) types of cohabitation b) increase from 72% to 80% of populat
Week 3 Lecture Outline:
Tuesday, October 13, 2009 Dating: A Brief History Courtship and Dating I. What is dating? a) The recognized means by which most people move from being single to being coupled. b) Some sociologists see dating as a sort of rehearsal
Tuesday, 11-10-2009 Social Class and Childrearing
Melvin Kohn study (1979): o How did parental occupation influence childrearing?
Annette Lareau: Unequal Childhoods
Concerted Cultivation o What is it? Childrens schedules Sibling relations Extended kin
The Psychology and Sociology of Love
Psychology and Social Psychological accounts of love: - Stenbergs Love Triangle - The Wheel of love - Styles of Love o Eros: Love of Beauty o Mania: Obsessive Love o Ludus: Playful Love o Storge: Companionate Love o Ag
Love Between Equals
Back in the day, the idea of an egalitarian relationship was a rare phenomenon.
Relationships were based on ideals of gender-based courtship in which strict gender roles
were exercised. Dating now has nearly no rules. In