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Ch 35: GACE Behavioral Science: Family & Kinship

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Assess how familiar you are with terms related to family and kinship through this chapter's engaging lessons. Your refreshed memory will help you to successfully tackle any relevant items on your GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Family & Kinship - Chapter Summary

This chapter features short video lessons that give you the opportunity to brush up on issues such as descent systems and the different types of kinship. Your review of this chapter will additionally leave you with the prepared to answer GACE Behavioral Science questions related to:

  • The makeup of nuclear and extended families
  • The major social stratification principles
  • Patrilocal and matrilocal systems of residence
  • Unilateral and bilateral decent
  • Genealogical kinships
  • Exogamy and incest

You can watch each video lesson from beginning to end in about 5 minutes. The self-assessment quizzes that can be found with every lesson will give you a good idea of your comprehension, also in a short amount of time.

GACE Behavioral Science: Family & Kinship Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science exam assesses how knowledgeable you are of this subject matter for teacher certification purposes in Georgia. The exam is divided into two subtests, and the Anthropology subarea on Test I will be where you can find questions that measure your understanding of kinship and families. This subareas makes up 20% of Test I, and all of the questions will be selected response.

8 Lessons in Chapter 35: GACE Behavioral Science: Family & Kinship
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Nuclear vs. Extended Family: Definitions & Structures

1. Nuclear vs. Extended Family: Definitions & Structures

This lesson will seek to explain the variations in family residence that exist around the globe. In doing so, it will specifically highlight the patterns of nuclear and extended residence, while citing some reasons for both.

Patrilocality vs. Matrilocality Residency Rules Within Societies

2. Patrilocality vs. Matrilocality Residency Rules Within Societies

This lesson will seek to explain the different patterns of residence found across the globe. In doing this, it will define the neolocal, patrilocal, matrilocal, bilocal, and avunculocal systems of residence.

Kinship Types: Lineal, Collateral & Affinal Kin

3. Kinship Types: Lineal, Collateral & Affinal Kin

This lesson will seek to explain kinship variation that occurs around the globe. In doing so, it will highlight the terms lineal kin, collateral kin, and affinal kin.

Unilateral vs. Bilateral Descent: Definition & Variations

4. Unilateral vs. Bilateral Descent: Definition & Variations

The lesson will seek to explain the different systems of family descent found around the globe. In doing so, it will define unilateral, bilateral, and ambilineal descent.

Matrilineal & Patrilineal Descent Systems

5. Matrilineal & Patrilineal Descent Systems

This lesson explores the differences between matrilineal and patrilineal descent systems. You'll also learn about unilineal descent and the concept of clans.

Genealogical Kin Types & Terminology

6. Genealogical Kin Types & Terminology

This lesson will seek to explain the different kinship systems that exist in the non-industrialized world. In doing so, it will highlight the concepts of clans, as well as phratries and moieties.

Incest, Endogamy & Exogamy: Definition & Examples

7. Incest, Endogamy & Exogamy: Definition & Examples

This lesson will seek to explain the different rules that govern the institution of marriage found across our world. In doing so, it will highlight the incest taboo, as well as the rules of exogamy and endogamy.

Social Status: Caste vs. Class and Social Stratification

8. Social Status: Caste vs. Class and Social Stratification

Social hierarchies exist in all societies and cultures. In this lesson, we define social stratification and its characteristics. We also discuss the difference between open and closed systems, including what differentiates a caste from a class.

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