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The Changes in the American Family Structure: From Extended Families, through Nuclear Families, towards Family Dissolution
Though, when asked, a large majority of the population of America would understand what the “perfect American family” is: a nuclear family. A nuclear family is made up of a mother, father, and children. However, has this idea of the perfect American family ever been more than just that- an idea? Nuclear families are fairly...
A Review of Supporting Transnational Families, an Article by Cho, Chen, and Shin
Article Summary 2: Supporting Transnational Families Summary The article begins by explaining what transnational families are- families from another country with some members living in the United States and other living back in the homeland. Because transnational families often consist of only one parent, teachers must be...
The Influence of Parenting Styles on a Child's Attachment to Parents
Attachment is how the children bond with their parents. Bolby did an experiment where he brought a mom and infant/toddler into a room, had the mom leave the room for a short time, and then had the mom return to the child; he observed the child’s reaction to the mom’s departure and return. He concluded that there are three t...
The Psychological, Legal, and Ethical Questions Regarding the Practice of Surrogate Pregnancy.
“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.” ~ Charles Dickens This case study presents interesting psychological, legal, and even ethical questions regarding the practice of surrogate pregnancy. In the case described, the issues i...
The Influence of Parenting on Work Potential
To the End of Potentiality Society’s infinite amount of unspoken rules and expectations are constantly changing. In the past, one parent would stay at home to watch the children while the other went to work to provide for the entire family. Nowadays, both parents are usually working full-time jobs. Because this is still so...
A Discussion on Marriage Decline in The Marriage Crisis by Aja Gabel and Could Temporary Marriages Reduce the Alarming Rate of Divorce
Marriage Decline When reading "The Marriage Crisis" by Aja Gabel and "Could Temporary Marriages Reduce the Alarming Rate of Divorce?" by Natalie Rivera both gave great points on the discussion of marriage decline. Gabel discusses what may have caused the decline in marriages and how not getting married affects people parti...
The Correlation Between the Individual and Social Functions of Families in Different Cultures and Locations
Sociologists over time have come to the conclusion that families around the world, differentiating in culture and location, in fact, show significant correlations between their individual social functions. Through this, they have also been able to make similar observations about the diversity of religious practice. Accordin...
The Forms, Causes, Life-Long Effects, and Treatment of Child Abuse
Final Paper Child abuse is a serious issue that often goes overlooked and unreported. This can often be because it’s difficult to classify exactly what constitutes as child abuse/ Abuse comes in two forms, acts of omission and acts of commission. Acts of commission would include excessive punishments, beating the child,...
The Benefits of the Participation in Leisure Activities in Managing Midlife Crises
Over the past few class periods, we have learned that midlife crises are rare in middle adulthood, but sometimes still happen. Middle adulthood is a period of high emotional stability and life satisfaction, and people in this stage have a good sense of wellbeing. Despite this being a generally positive time in a person’s li...
Marriage Should Be Defined as an Integration of Passions and Intentions with Foundations in Dedication and Compromise
Marriage: Definition and Foundation In Andrea Westlund’s “The Reunion of Marriage” and Eric Cave’s “Marital Pluralism: Making Marriage Safer for Love” both create detailed definitions and propose a sanctity of foundations for marriage. Westlund’s overture is based on the idea that marriage is candidly a relationship merg...