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Types of marriage- - common-law- not legally married living together for a certain number of years - legal marriage- married by priest or judge recognized by government in all states -Polygamy - polygyny- one husband has two or more wives - polyandry- wife has two or more husbands up to five In 1990 28 of US births were to unmarried women By 1995 this figure had increased to 32 Gender Gender vs Sex - gender is the social and psychological characteristics associated with being male or female - sex is the biological distinction between being male or female Gender roles are learned through interaction with the environment not through biology The Cognitive-developmental theory of gender role development reflects a blend of biological and social learning views Biological readiness in terms of cognitive development of the child influences how the child responds to gender cues in the environment Love Sternbergs triangle of love- - intimacy- disclosing personal feelings - passion- sexual longing and need - commitment- decision to maintain love relationship with partner Lees love styles- - ludus views love as a game - pragma is logical and rational - eros is erotic consumed by passion and romance - mania love feels intense emotion and sexual passion but is out of control - storage is calm soothing nonsexual love devoid of all passion - agape is selfless and giving expecting nothing in return 67 of 620 never-married college students reported that they would divorce if they fell out of love with their spouse Dating and Mate Selection 41 of adults in US age 25-29 reported that they had over 5 partners since age 18 in contrast to 26 between the ages of 18 and 24 who reported that they had had over 5 partners Cohabitating Couples- - Here and now- partners who have an emotionalsexual relationship and want to
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