Family Communications Exam 2 Review Chapters 7-8
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Either sex can be masculine or femine
Dual career v. dual earner couples
- Dual earner: Work for financial income
- Dual career: Work for personal reasons
kinship and kin-work
maintaining contact with family outside of family home. managing boundaries.
Independent couple types
accept uncertainty and change.
pay little attention to time and traditional values.
most likely to conflict and most likely to have androgynous roles.
low marital satisfaction.
separate couple type
greater conflict avoidance
more separated space needs
little sense of togetherness
low marital satisifaction
resist change or uncertainty because it threatens routines
validating conflict type
partner's respect one another's point of view of a variety of topics, when they disagree try to work out a compromise never hit below the belt.
volatile conflict type
comfortable with disagreement and lack of harmony. any question over roles and who does what when leads to open conflict. they don't fight fairly, but often.
conflict avoider conflict style
hate negative messages and go to any length to avoid them.
dyading relational behavior, winning one-ups and the other accepts it
when one person tries to be in control, but the other doesn't submit--causes conflict to escalade.
when one person is in control and other submits
one tries to get another to identify with him or her or when one tries to give or get power
punishment messages and are used as control. "I hate you."
direct influence strategies
asking, bargaining, reasoning
indirect influence strategies
offering to pay for some of the item or doing something to get it
giving opinion, asking repetitively or begging
showing anger, pouting, making parents feel guilty
directly asking, expressing need or want, demanding
consent to decision even when they don't totally agree
one person makes decision without approval
one spouse in in power
syncratic authority type
shared authority and joint decision making
have equal authority in different areas
basing power off of cultural norms
person with highest income has most power.
determines who in the family nurtures others and how each member meets his or her needs for feeling loved or belonging
using personal characteristics to gain power (personality, appearance)
using intelligence. eg. kids speaking english from mexico
Health behavior influence strategies (4 and examples)
engaging in health behavior together: Let's start running!
discussing the health issue: give a newspaper article about veganism
requesting the partner engage in healthy behavior: quit smoking
engaging in facilitative behavior: set aside money for wife's excercise class
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