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Family and Peer Relationships - Chapter Summary
Review this chapter to go over the various different forms of family and peer relationships and consider the factors and perspectives that contribute to a relationship's complexity. By the end of this chapter, you can expect to have deepened your comprehension of:
- Characteristics, development and maintenance of successful relationships
- Interactions in relationships
- Elements of trust and their place in relationships
- Conflict resolution
- Love relationships
- Stemberg's triangular theory of love
- Helen Fisher's theory on love's pattern
- Marriage in adulthood and late adulthood
- Divorce and cohabitation
- Factors influencing a couple's life decisions
- Parenthood during the early and middle years, life after children, and grandparenting
- Caring for aging parents
- Sexuality, gender, and physiology
Our format includes many helpful features designed to optimize your study time. For quick review, the timeline underneath each video lets you jump around key points of the material. When you're done going through the videos, you'll be able to test your understanding with practice quizzes that you can also print and use as worksheets for offline study.
1. Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance
Be it work, friends, or family, making a relationship work is hard. Creating a solid relationship isn't much easier. This lesson will point out the characteristics of solid relationships and some advice for developing and maintaining them.
2. 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?
3. The Elements of Trust & Their Significance to Relationships
Do you trust someone with your life? Do you trust that same person with your bank account number? Trust is a difficult word to define as you will learn in this lesson. That's because it involves a lot of key elements that share a very intricate relationship.
4. Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations
Conflict can be solved in many ways. This lesson provides an overview of the different types of conflict resolution strategies, including avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, and collaboration.
5. Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop
Here we look at the development of love. What does it mean to be in a loving relationship? What are the steps that occur in every individual in entering one?
6. Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions
Love is an important and complex topic of study for social psychologists. In this lesson, we begin our discussion about love with Robert Sternberg's triangular theory of love. We define each of his eight types of love and identify real-world examples.
7. The Pattern Of Falling In Love: Helen Fisher's Theory
Love is a complex thing, but anthropologist Helen Fisher has tried to tackle its complexities by breaking down its aspects into several important concepts this lesson explores.
8. Marriage through Adulthood: Factors that Contribute to Marital Satisfaction
In this lesson, we'll take a brief look at factors that interact with marriage and adulthood as well as how these factors eventually influence old age. We'll also look at old age bachelorhood as well as reasons for successful marriages.
9. Divorce, Marriage, and Cohabitation in Late Adulthood
During later life, romantic partnerships are different from partnerships in earlier life. Watch this lesson to find out more about marriage, cohabitation, remarriage, and divorce in later life, including their unique benefits and challenges.
10. Factors Affecting How Couples Make Life Decisions
Couples need to answer a lot of hard questions before making major life decisions. This lesson will look into some of these factors, specifically regarding decisions like buying a home together and having kids.
11. Parenthood During The Early Years: Key Issues & Parenting Forms
Parenting can be stressful! There are specific challenges that parents face when they have young children. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the issues inherent in the early years of parenting, including the four major parenting styles.
12. Parenthood During the Middle Years: Interacting with Children
In this lesson, we will explore the issues related to parenting and child-rearing in mid-life. We will look at how developing one's identity influences parent-child relationships in positive and negative ways.
13. Caring for Aging Parents: Psychological Impact & Coping Strategies
Here we will discuss the effects of caring for ones aging parents. Emphasis is placed on psychological and emotional strain brought on by the demands of caretaking, as well as ways to avoid complete burnout.
14. Life After Children: Changes That Happen When Children Move Out
In this lesson, we will look at what changes occur to a parent after their dependent children move out. Included in this are the positive and negative changes that occur.
15. Grandparenting: Interacting with Grandchildren, Grandparenting Styles & Key Issues
This lesson looks at the common ways that grandparents interact with their grandchildren, as well as a brief look into the issue of surrogate parenting by grandparents.
16. Sexuality & Gender: Difference & Definitions
This lesson defines many important concepts, including sexual identity, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity, gender preference, gender adoption, and gender identification. We also go over the three forms of sexual orientation.
17. Human Sexual Anatomy & Physiology: Major Features & Functions
This lesson provides an important overview of the major male and female reproductive structures, functions, and hormones. We'll learn about everything from semen and testosterone to estrogen and the vulva.
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