Sociology The Core Study Set 1

Sociology

Quiz 10 :

The Family

Quiz 10 :

The Family

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Societies control romantic love by arranging marriages, isolating the young from potential mates, and applying peer and parental pressures.
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Heterogamous marriages are marriages between people firmly committed to heterosexuality.
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Research shows that the American family has undergone complete disintegration.
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About half the women in the United States are living without a husband.
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Polyandry is a custom that represents the freedom of sexual choice for women in the societies that practice it.
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Fears about the disintegration of the American family are a relatively new phenomenon.
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Societies trace descent and pass on property from one generation to the next in three ways: patrilineal; matrilineal; and bilineal.
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Amato and his co-authors found that happy couples were those who were committed to staying married.
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Families seldom vary in their composition and in their descent, residence, and authority patterns.
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All societies regulate the pool of eligible people from which individuals are expected to select a mate.
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Economic dislocations and the increased availability of nonnuclear kin may have encouraged the formation of extended family households in the early industrialization of the United States.
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The ancient Greeks defined romantic love as "diseased hysteria."
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According to the matching hypothesis, individuals of equal attractiveness are the ones most likely to reciprocate our advances.
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Sociologists agree that incest taboos are the only universal norm in the world.
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In a cross-cultural study, monogamy was the preferred or ideal type of marriage in fewer than 20 percent of the 862 societies surveyed.
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The psychological well-being of parents is, on average, a little worse than that of childless couples, and it remains lower until children grow up and move out of the household.
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Children born outside of marriage are rare in the United States, with fewer than 10 percent of all babies born to unmarried mothers in 2008.
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The model of the family that includes a married couple, breadwinner husband and homemaker wife, and children now describes only one in five families in the United States.
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Sociologists agree that industrialization and extended family patterns are incompatible.
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According to exchange theory, we like those who reward us and dislike those who punish us.
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