Ch 34: GACE Behavioral Science: Marriage

About This Chapter

Look over this chapter to review a range of considerations concerning marriage. Short, fun video lessons cover these topics to help you prepare for your GACE Behavioral Science assessment.

GACE Behavioral Science: Marriage - Chapter Summary

This chapter's lessons let you confirm your familiarity with different kinds of plural marriages and divorce rates in different cultures. In addition to those issues, this chapter goes over the following for your GACE Behavioral Science prep:

  • The development of love relationships
  • Worldwide reasons to get married
  • Factors to think about regarding having children
  • Different economic marriage customs
  • Widowhood issues

The video lessons addressing these topics can be watched in roughly 5 minutes each. The practice quizzes that go with individual lessons will give you an accurate picture of your knowledge.

GACE Behavioral Science: Marriage - Chapter Objectives

The GACE Behavioral Science assessment evaluates whether an individual is ready to teach behavioral science courses in Georgia based on their demonstrated knowledge. The assessment will be asking you multiple-choice questions concerning marriage within the Anthropology subarea, which comprises 20% of Test I.

9 Lessons in Chapter 34: GACE Behavioral Science: Marriage
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Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop

1. 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?

Mate Choice & Marriage: Factors in the Selection Process

2. Mate Choice & Marriage: Factors in the Selection Process

This lesson will seek to explain the universals that pertain to marriage and choosing a mate for life. In doing this, it will highlight theories based on division of labor, prolonged infant dependency, and sexual competition.

Making the Decision to Have Children

3. Making the Decision to Have Children

In this lesson, I face one of my greatest fears: talking about having kids. We'll look at some points to consider, such as the costs and the way it changes a person's life. In addition, the idea of baby fever is also looked at.

Bride Price, Dowry & Other Economic Marriage Customs

4. Bride Price, Dowry & Other Economic Marriage Customs

This lesson will seek to explain the concept of marriage as an economic transaction. In doing so, it will define the concepts of bride price, bride service, gift exchange, and dowries, which are used around the globe.

Plural Marriage vs. Monogamy: Definition & Types

5. Plural Marriage vs. Monogamy: Definition & Types

This lesson will seek to explain plural marriage. In doing so, it will define polygyny, polyandry, and group marriage, while also giving examples from around the globe.

Cultural Differences in Divorce Rate and Reason

6. Cultural Differences in Divorce Rate and Reason

This lesson will explain the difference in divorce rates due to cultural variation. In doing so, it will highlight modernization and kinship patterns as traits that may affect divorce rates. It will also discuss arranged marriages.

Divorce, Marriage, and Cohabitation in Late Adulthood

7. 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.

Divorce, Remarriage & the Reconstructed Family: Definition & Related Issues

8. Divorce, Remarriage & the Reconstructed Family: Definition & Related Issues

Here we will examine what divorce is, some of the stats behind it, and some of the reasons for it. Following a divorce is the possibility of remarrying and blending the families together, which we will explore as well.

Widowhood: The Experience of Widows and Widowers

9. Widowhood: The Experience of Widows and Widowers

Here we examine what it means to be a widow or widower, as well as some of the statistics of how common it is. We finish off by looking at the occasionally mentioned 'widowhood effect.'

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