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Lecture 14

HSS 1101 Lecture Notes - Lecture 14: Reciprocal Liking, Active Listening, Nuclear FamilyPremium


Department
Health Sciences
Course Code
HSS 1101
Professor
James Gomes
Lecture
14

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HSS 1101- Lecture 14:Committing to Relationships and Sexual Health
Communicating: A Key to Establishing Relationships:
Communicating How You Feel
People differ in comfort when expressing themselves
Assertiveness:
Directly, honestly, and respectfully communicating one’s needs
Improving Communication Skills
Learning Appropriate Self-Disclosure
Becoming a Better Listener
Empathy, active listening, non-judgmental, mindful
Characteristics of “Intimate” Relationships
Approval
Social integration
Nurturing // being nurtured
Reassurance of own self-worth
Interdependence and “emotional availability”
Forming Intimate Relationships
Families: The Ties That Bind
Modern family:
Different from previous generations
Families:
Care, protect, love, and socialize
Today’s “Family” Unit
Family structures are diverse (ex. nuclear family)
Impacts all aspects of the child’s development
Establishing “Friendships”
Acceptance, trust, and respect
Mutual assistance: confiding and understanding
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“Significant Others”, Partners, Couples
Sexual desire, fascination, “exclusiveness”
Giving the utmost:
Being an advocate
This Thing Called “Love”
Companionate love
Secure, trusting attachment; reciprocal liking, respect
Passionate love
High arousal: ecstasy // agony
3 conditions:
Culture of love
Suitable person
Physiological arousal
Gender Issues
Why the Differences?
Different development patterns for boys and girls
Different attraction criteria
Picking Partners: Similarities and Differences between Genders
Proximity: physical closeness
Similarities: attitudes, values, interests
Attraction: arousal
Barriers in Intimacy
“Dysfunctional” Families
Interactions inhibit child’s psychological growth
Negative interactions are the norm
EX:
Children of alcoholics, survivors of abusive relationships
Jealousy in Relationships
Overdependence on the relationship
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