The Family and Human Sexuality

1. Know the textbook’s definition of “family.”

2. What is a nuclear family?

3. What type of family do most people in the United States prefer?

4. What is an extended family?

5. What are the advantages of an extended family over a nuclear family?

6. What does serial monogamy mean and to what country does the term apply?

7. What type of marriage is preferred by the majority of countries throughout the world, and if it’s preferred, then why are there so few of these types of marriages?

8. What form of “descent” is followed in the U.S. – and what does it mean?

9. What form of “descent” exists for most societies around the world?

10. Know what patriarchy/patriarchal and matriarchy/matriarchal mean – and which one best describes the majority of U.S. families today?

11. What authority pattern is the U.S. gradually moving toward?

12. Know the six functions performed by the family according to functionalism.

13. What is the conflict view of the family?

14. What two research findings are presented from the interactionist perspective?

15. What is the “Second Shift”?

16. What percentage of all men and women in the U.S. marry at least once?

17. What is the most significant trend in courting in the U.S. today?

18. Know the meanings of endogamy and exogamy and which one is the social norm in the U.S. (you can think of the terms homogamy and endogamy as synonyms for the purposes of this course).

19. What is the most common reason for marriage in the U.S. today?

20. How might arranged marriages be more advantageous to society than marriages based on romance?

21. What is the trend in marriages worldwide – toward arranged or “love” marriages?

22. How do families often differ in structure based on social class?

23. How do families’ lives often differ based on race and ethnicity?

24. What four factors complicate the transition to parenthood?

25. Know that in the US in 2012, 14% of men and women between the ages of 25-34 lived with their parents.

26. How do the “boomerang kids” affect parents as well as their adult children?

27. What group has the highest rate of single-parent families? The lowest rate?

28. Based on interactionist research, why do many low-income teenaged women want to have children?

29. What did Cherlin’s research reveal about the well-being of children in divorced, single-parent households?

30. Know that remarriage rates are high in the U.S. (actually higher than the percentage in the text) and why women are less likely to remarry than men (and to remarry later than men).

31. What sociological factors have contributed to the growing acceptance of divorce?

32. How does a low level of parental conflict (the majority of divorces) make the parents’ divorce more difficult for children? (as compared to having parents with high levels of conflict?)

33. What percentage of currently married couples cohabited prior to marriage?

34. What are some of the explanations for the trend toward remaining single?

35. What are common stereotypes for single people?

36. Know that child-free marriages are increasing in the U.S.

37. What is a domestic partnership? What are the three major sociological perspectives on gay marriage in the U.S.? (See “Social Policy & the Family” on pages 298-299.)

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