Psyc320_Midterm_E/C_Qs

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  1. The bonding benefits of oxytocin and vasopressin can be used to help people with disorders like autism and schizophrenia to develop close relationships.
    T/F
    True
  2. Monogamy is very common throughout the animal kingdom.
    T/F
    False
  3. According to neuropsychiatrist Louann Brizendine, which of the following is the "hormone of monogamy"?
    A. Oxytocin
    B. Dopamine
    C. Estrogen
    D. Vasopressin
    A. Oxytocin
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  4. Men focus more on the physical appearance of a potential mate, whereas women place more importance on personality.
    T/F
    True
  5. Opposites attracts in terms of intelligence, family, and economic background. (in terms of article)
    T/F
    False
  6. Online daters can easily tell if there is an attraction byj ust looking at photos in someone's profile.
    T/F
    False
  7. What we consider to be attractive depends on
    a. biology
    b. our parents.
    c. the mass media.
    d. all of the above.
    d. all of the above.
  8. Good earning power is considered attractive by
    A. neither sex.
    B. both men and women.
    C. men.
    D. women.
    B. both men and women.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  9. According to a study at the University of Rochester, what color worn by women was judged most attractive by men?
    A. blue
    B. yellow
    C. red
    D. green
    C. red
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  10. Women are drawn to men whose immune system proteins are different thant heirs, which is detectable from kissing?
    T/F
    True
  11. The majority of people kiss with their heads tilted to the left.
    T/F
    False
  12. When people kiss, their level of cortisol drops, which reduces stress.
    T/F
    True
  13. What hormone is responsible for the sex drive in both men and women?
    A. Testosterone
    B. Estrogen
    C. Dopamine
    D. Norepinephrine
    A. Testosterone
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  14. What other animals kiss besides humans?
    A. Seals
    B. Chimps
    C. Dolphins
    D. Pigs
    B. Chimps
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  15. The author asserts that emotional isolation is traumatizing and dangerous for humans beings.
    T/F
    True
  16. Men are often more sensitive than women to the first sings of a relationship connection breakdown.
    T/F
    False
  17. Touching your partner during an argument can instantly defuse anger and anxiety.
    T/F
    True
  18. What part of the brain is considered our "fear center", triggered when we lose connection with a loved one?
    A. Pituitary gland
    B. Prefrontal cortex
    C. Hypothalamus
    D. Amygdala
    D. Amygdala
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  19. When faced with conflict by a partner, men are inclined to
    A. actively fight.
    B. get defensive.
    C. withdraw themselves.
    D. remain calm and logical.
    C. withdraw themselves.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  20. We have different expecations for friend than for romantic partners, and flaws that are acceptable in a friendship may not be in a romantic relationship.
    T/F
    True
  21. Timing plays a key role in determining whether the transition from friends to romantic partners is succesful.
    T/F
    True
  22. Author kathy Werking states that when people look for a romantic partner, they want someone
    A. with whom they are familiar.
    B. whom they do not know well and who has an air of mystery.
    C. who is the complete opposite of themselves.
    D. whom their parents will approve.
    B. whom they do not know well and who has an air of mystery.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  23. According to the article, what can be a powerful agen in turning platonic relationships into sexual ones?
    A. Alcohol
    B. A serious convrsation confessing true feelings.
    C. Supporting a friend through a traumatic event in his/her life.
    D. Time apart from one another
    A. Alcohol
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  24. According to J.W. Wiley, an instructor of a romantic relationships course, various duties in a healthy relationship should naturally fall to one gender or the other, such as the expectation that the man should pay for dinner or initiate sex.
    T/F
    False
  25. Due to evolution, men are more biased towards short-term relationships whereas women are more biased twards long-term relationships.
    T/F
    True
  26. According to the article, which of the following qualities would a woman value the most in a partner?
    A. Physical strength
    B. Sense of humor
    C. Dependability
    D. Intelligence
    C. Dependability
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  27. A disadvantae cited regarding the use of the Internet to find romance is
    A. the loss of face-to-face social skills as people rely more on online interactions.
    B. spending too much time on the Internet.
    C. the danger of scammers and sexual predators on the Internet.
    D. people posting inaccurate representations of themselves on Internet-dating profiles.
    B. spending too much time o the Internet.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  28. When former partners reunite, their relationship tends to be more enduring and to have a much lower divorce rate than the general public.
    T/F
    True
  29. Threats to a relationship can actually increase feelings of longing, causing separated lovers to want to reunite desperately.
    T/F
    True
  30. Having had a past relationship with a partner, most people understand what to expect and are fully prepared for the impact that seeing an ex will have on their lives or current relationships.
    T/F
    False
  31. According to Dr. Helen Fisher, when a lover is absent, our brain cells prolong their activities of secreting the chemical _________, intensifiying our passion to reunite.
    A. Prolactin
    B. Oxytocin
    C. Serotonin
    D. Dopamine
    D. Dopamine
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  32. What percentage of lost-love reuinits studied by the author involved extra-marital affairs?
    A. Approximately 20%
    B. Approximately 60%
    C. Approximately 80%
    D. Approximately 40%
    B. Approximately 60%
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  33. According to the article, most people in the US will spend more of their adult lives single than married.
    T/F
    True
  34. The banking industry today continues to discriminate against single women and makes it difficult for women to qualify fo home loans.
    T/F
    False
  35. Psychologist McGrath finds that single men and women are often more sexually adventurous.
    T/F
    True
  36. Nowadays, many single people are no longer waiting for Ms. or Mr. Right to
    a. buy houses.
    b. have children.
    c. travel the world.
    d. all of the above.
    d. all of the above.
  37. All of the following are important for a single person to feel fullfilled, EXCEPT
    A. satisfying work.
    B. a connection with the next generation.
    C. a lot of money in savings.
    D. a supportive network of family and friends.
    C. a lot of money in savings.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  38. New data shows that when someone cohabits only with a future spouse, divorce rates are the same or lower than if they had not lived together before marriage.
    T/F
    True
  39. The majority of Americans now live together before getting married.
    T/F
    True
  40. According to sociologist Pamela Smock, most people live together for many years without leading up to marriage in the US.
    T/F
    False
  41. The article states that San Francisco has a higher rate of unmarried partners living together as compared to the national average.
    T/F
    True
  42. One reason cited as to why more couples are living together and delaying the wedding is
    A. fewer couples want children, cited as a main reason for getting married.
    B. people postpone marriage to achieve higher education.
    C. marriage as an institution is less respected by younger generations.
    D. weddings are expensive.
    D. weddings are expensive.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  43. The main reason why partners move in together, even without plans for marriage, is
    A. due to economics.
    B. to be able to spend more time together.
    C. to monitor the other partner's behavior to prevent him/her from cheating.
    D. the convenience of having all their belongings in one place.
    A. due to economics.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  44. Nowadays, about 5 million opposite-sex coules and more than 600,000 same-sex couples cohabit, making living together a much more common and normal choice.
    T/F
    True
  45. According to sociologist Paul Amato, people have much higher standards about whom they marry than whom they live with.
    T/F
    True
  46. Sociologist Susan Brown found that a cohabiting couple has a higher chance of getting married if the woman really wants to do so.
    T/F
    False
  47. Sociologist Paul Amato statest hat couples who cohabit before marriage may be or become less traditional, which can translate to their willingness to consider divorce, which is tradtionally frowned upon.
    T/F
    True
  48. About 80 percent of all cohabiters eventually get married.
    T/F
    False
  49. The article recommends combining your finances together as soon as you two move in together.
    T/F
    False
  50. Why do people who live together, but may not be the best life partners, edup marrying anyways?
    a. Family pressure
    b. Accidental pregnancies leading to children
    c. Guilt-feeling like you owe it to your partner
    d. All of the above
    d. All of the above
  51. In general, how does cohabitation affect children?
    A. Emotionally and academically, children of cohabiters do not do as well as those with two married parents.
    B. There is not enough data to show the effects of cohabitations on children.
    C. Emotionally and academically, children of cohabiters do equally well as those with two married parents.
    D. Emotionally and academically, children of cohabiters do even better than those with two married parents.
    A. Emotinally and academically, children of cohabiters do not do as well as those with two married parents.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  52. One suggestion to protect against the potentially harmful effects of cohabitation is to
    A. set up a join bank account to demonstrate that youa re financially invested in being together.
    B. get engaged before moving in together so that your expectations of commitment are clear.
    C. get a pett ogether so that you two can practice parenting.
    D. leave both of your previous living quarters and get a new place together to prevent feeling territorial.
    B. get engaged before moving in together so that your expectations of commitment are clear.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  53. According to the article, arranged marriage is an outdated and increasingly unpopular way for modern young people to find a spouse.
    T/F
    False
  54. The matchmaker for an arranged marriage is always a parent of either the bride or groom.
    T/F
    False
  55. According to author Reva Seth, women in arranged marriages are mostly happy because they have realistic expectations about their partners. T/F
    True
  56. The article states that the common Western notion of romantic love and a perfect soul mate causes much dissatisfaction. T/F (It certainly does, read up on this)
    True
  57. One advantage that arranged marriage may have is that an objective third party can match the couple for
    A. economic backgrounds.
    B. shared values.
    C. reproductive potential.
    D. similar levels of attractiveness.
    B. shared values.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  58. In the article, Dr. Epstein made which of the following statements?
    A. Our best life partners are most accurately determined by our parents.
    B. Love in a marriage can be "made" if we work on accepting our partner bit by bit.
    C. Extremly compatible matches can be made through Inernet dating using an extensive questionnaire.
    D.Most peopel fall in love at first sight.
    B. Love in a marriage can be "made" if we work on accepting our partner bit by bit.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  59. According to the article, being divorced ends up being more difficult than people anticipate.
    T/F
    True
  60. The article states that most divorced people remarry within four years of their divorce?
    T/F
    False
  61. Divorce can negatively affect your finances for the rest of your life.
    T/F
    True
  62. During couple's therapy, simple agreeing to forget past relationship injuries is not enough; couples must reach their underlying emotions and truly forgive their partner in order to mend their friendship.
    T/F
    True
  63. The first question divorce educator Deborah Maskovitch asks someone contemplating dirvorce is:
    A. "Do you want full custody of the children?"
    B. "How much alimony do you want?"
    C. "Do you have a pre-nup?"
    D. "Are you sure your relationship is over?"
    D. "Are you sure your relationship is over?"
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  64. What percentage of second marriages ends up in divorce?
    A. 60%
    B. 40%
    C. 20%
    D. 80%
    A. 60%
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  65. The article states that it may be impossible to pull a couple back from the brink of divorce if one partner has
    A. filed for bankruptcy.
    B. had an affair.
    C. declared that he/she does not want childrent.
    D. been diagnosed with a terminal illness.
    B. had an affair.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  66. The federal government recognizes only marriages between one man and one woman.
    T/F
    True
  67. In gay divorces, money or assets ordered by a judge to be given to a spouse can be subjected to income taxes, whereas they are not in a heterosexual divorce.
    T/F
    True
  68. The Defense of Marriage Act was signed into law by President
    A. Ronald Reagan
    B. George W. Bush
    C. Bill Clinton
    D. Barack Obama
    C. Bill Clinton
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  69. The institutions mentioned in the chapter that have influeced relationship construction are medicine, religion, the law, politics, the family, and education.
    T/F
    True
  70. One way school-based sexuality education has helped to queer relationships is to focus on the abstinece-only approach.
    T/F
    False
  71. Same-sex marriage does not afford gays and lesbians even a little social approval, and certainly not even a few rewards.
    T/F
    False
  72. Queer relationships have been around forever.
    T/F
    True
  73. Although marriages are ultimately formal legal contracts, they
    A. have to be tied to religious tradtions of some sort.
    B. are oppressive socially and economically.
    C. are often shrouded in religious overtones and meanings.
    D. are not binding unless the City and Country Recorder and Clerk of the Court agree.
    C. are often shrouded in religious overtones and meanings.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  74. According to the chapter Queering Relationships: Toward a Paradigmatic Shift?, perhaps the best example of material benefits resultng from being in a traditional relationship is
    A. being able to go on luxurious vacations.
    B. having a great deal of social mobility.
    C. tax benefits.
    D. getting better jobs.
    C. tax benefits.
    (this multiple choice question has been scrambled)
  75. Which following statement(s) is/are true based on the chapter Queering Relationships: Toward a Paradigmatic Shift?
    a. Authors of interpersonal communication textbooks are more negligent about mentioning and generally covering issues of gay and lesbian relationships than authors of general human sexuality texts.
    b. Overall, both the interpersonal communication texts and the general human sexuality text fail to include the diversity of "real life" relationships.
    c. Homosexuality approaches legitimacy only in so far as it reflects middle-class conventional romantic norms.
    d. All of the above.
    d. All of the above.

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