Ch 1: Characteristics of Human Relationships

About This Chapter

This chapter provides a quick and effective method for reviewing the characteristics of human relationships. Containing engaging lessons and quizzes, this chapter is a convenient resource for test preparation, homework help or independent learning.

Characteristics of Human Relationships - Chapter Summary

Work through this chapter at your own pace to review the characteristics of human relationships. Our expert instructors compare different types of interpersonal and family relationships through concise definitions and illustrative examples. Complete each lesson to improve your understanding of concepts like codependency, positive reinforcement and disrespect in relationships. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be equipped to:

  • Outline the functions of interpersonal relationships
  • Compare types of family systems
  • Describe kin and family relationship types
  • Recognize signs and behaviors that indicate disrespect in relationships and marriages
  • Differentiate between codependency and positive reinforcement in regards to relationship interactions

Following each lesson is a short quiz that's designed to reinforce your knowledge. Take the chapter exam to master the material, and revisit the lessons if you need to review a specific human relationship topic further. The chapter also includes a handy Ask the Expert feature that you can use whenever you have any questions about the material. You can access the chapter at any time that fits your schedule, and you'll be able to study on any device that has a connection to the Internet.

5 Lessons in Chapter 1: Characteristics of Human Relationships
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Interpersonal Relationships: Types & Functions

1. Interpersonal Relationships: Types & Functions

In this lesson, we'll look at the interpersonal relationships we experience in life. In particular, we'll explore the four most common types, what these relationships do for us, and how some relationships come to an end.

Family Systems: Definition and Types

2. Family Systems: Definition and Types

Families come in all shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll examine what makes a family, as well as some common types of families, including nuclear, matrifocal, extended, and blended families.

Types of Family & Kin Relationships

3. Types of Family & Kin Relationships

In this lesson, you will explore several types of family and kinship relationships that are used across the world and across time. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Disrespect in Relationships & Marriage: Signs & Behavior

4. Disrespect in Relationships & Marriage: Signs & Behavior

Most of us desire to be respected in a relationship or marriage, but sometimes disrespect creeps in. In this lesson, you'll learn the signs and behaviors that are considered disrespectful in a relationship or marriage.

Interactions in Relationships: Codependency vs. Positive Reinforcement

5. Interactions in Relationships: Codependency vs. Positive Reinforcement

Enabling and positive reinforcement are two terms used to describe how people can interact with one another in their relationships. One of these terms reinforces good behavior and the other reinforces bad behavior. Do you know which is which?

Chapter Practice Exam
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Practice Final Exam
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