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the capacity to engage in a supportive, affectionate relationship without losing one's own sense of self
intimacy
a key concept in Levinson's theory: the underlying pattern or design of a person's life at a given time, which includes roles, relationships, and behavior patterns is called?
life structure
the theory that sex differences in mate preferences and mating behavior are based on the different amounts of time and effort men and women must invest in child-rearing is called?
parental investment theory
the idea that sex differences in mate preferences and mating behavior are adaptations to gender roles is called?
social role theory
the idea that sex differences in mate preferences and mating behavior are adaptations to gender roles is called?
social role theory
the idea that sex differences in mate preferences and mating behavior are adaptations to gender roles is called?
social role theory
sociologists' term for the tendency to mate with someone who has traits similar to one's own
homogamy
couples who express mutual respect even in disagreements and are good listeners
validating couples
couples who argue a lot, don't listen well, but still have more positive than negative interactions
volatile couples
couples who agree to disagree and who minimize conflict by avoiding each other
avoidant couples
partners who have frequent arguments that lack the balancing effect of humor and affection
hostile/engaged couples
couples who fight regularly and rarely look at one another; they also lack affection and support
hostile/detached couples
___% of second marriages end in divorce.
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