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19 Cards in this Set

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In Erikson's theory, the psychological conflict of early adulthood, which is resolved positively when young adults give up some of their newfound independence and make a permanent commitment to an intimate partner
intimacy versus isolation
Caring for the next generation and helping to improve society
Levinson's Seasons of Life stages go through what process':
transition (5 years) and stable periods (5-7 years)
In Levinson's theory, the underlying pattern or design of a person's life at a given time. Consists of relationships with significant others that are reorganized during each period of adult development
Life Structure
Age-graded expectations for life events, such as beginning first job, getting married, birth of the first child, buying a home, and retiring.
Social Clock
Three components (intimacy, passion, and commitment) that shift in emphasis as romantic relationships develop
Triangular Theory of Love
the emotional component of the triangular theory of love
the physical- and psychological-arousal component of the triangular theory of love
Passion (desire for sexual activity and romance)
the cognitive component of the triangular theory of love
love based on intense sexual attraction
passionate love
love based on warm, trusting, affection and care-giving
companionate love
set of expectations about attachment figures, that serves as a guide for close relationships throughout life
internal working model
unhappiness resulting from a gap between the social relationships we currently have and those we desire
a sequence of phases characterizing the development of most families around the world
family life cycle
type of marriage involving a clear division of husband's and wife's roles. The man is the head of the household and the wife devotes herself to caring for her husband and children.
traditional marriage
type of marriage in which husband and wife relate as equals, sharing power and authority.
egalitarian marriage
lifestyle of unmarried couples who have a sexually intimate relationship and who share a residence
marriage in which both husband and wife are employed
dual-earner marriage
conflict between work and family responsibilities
role overload