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FMLY 2800 Study Guide - Summer 2018, Comprehensive Midterm Notes - Youtube, Social Learning Theory, Patriarchy


Department
Family Social Sciences
Course Code
FMLY 2800
Professor
Tamara Taillieu
Study Guide
Midterm

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FMLY 2800
MIDTERM EXAM
STUDY GUIDE
Fall 2018

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FMLY 2800 lecture 1 ---History, definitions, theories and methods
Does individual cause it? Or caused by society?
A. History of family violence
Family violence is not a new phenomena
Infanticide (killing other new born baby)
In ancient society maybe seen as a good thing
(children disability is prohibited and not accepted)
Sexual interactions with children
“Rule of thumb”
In British, it is legal and socially accepted that the husband can bet his wife
with a rob or stick
Napoleonic code
1800-1900 French law
Only recently defined as a social problem
Women movement
elder abuse
B. Defining family violence
“An act carried out with the intention of, or an act perceived of as having the
intention of, physically hurting another person” (Steinmetz, 1987)
Based on physical violence ONLY
Not specific mention for ‘family’
“An act or omission by persons who are cohabitating that results in serious
injury to another family member” (Wallace and Roberson, 2014)
Not only for member live in the same house (e.g. separated, cohabit but not
married couple)
ACT: to do something to someone
OMISSION: fail to do something to someone
3. Theories of family violence
Macro-Theories
1. Cultural explanations
2. Structural characteristics of facilities
3. Frustration aggression theory
4. Deterrence theory
Micro-Theories (what makes me to be a violent person)
1. Socialization/Learning explanations
2. Individual/Intrapersonal theories
3. Interpersonal/Interaction theories
4. Multidimensional theories
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Macro-theories
A. Cultural Expiations
I. Cultural acceptance of violence
I.i. Spill-over effect
II. Patriarchy (father domination over the women and their children)
society as a whole
II.i. Patriarchy defined
II.ii. 4 contemporary cultural views identified as patriarchal and as
promoting male violence against women
2 gender expectancy
3 wife mother women depend on men
4 male domination in the social system (more women victim)
III. Subculture of Violence (group)
III.i. Certain groups within society may accept violence more than other
groups
certain in the society groups more than the other groups
e.g. peer groups, gangs (if male group share violence, they are more
likely to use violence toward women)
B. Structural Characteristics of Families
I. Greater time-at-risk
II. Family relationships more intense
III. Family life considered private
C. Frustration-Aggression Theory
I. Aggression following frustration due to blocked goals
II. Scapegoat if target of aggression not available
D. Deterrence Theory
I. Stakes in conformity
I.i. Commitments to conventional goals
I.ii. Involvements in conventional activities
I.iii. Attachments to significant others
I.iv. Beliefs that violence is wrong
II. Mandatory arrest (policy)
III. Recidivism
Micro-Theories
A. Socialization/Learning Explanations
I. Operant Conditioning
i. Modify behavior through positive or negative reinforcement
II. Social Learning theory
i. Modeling=person learns behavior through observing and imitating
others
ii. Intergenerational transmission of violence
(a.k.a. cycle of violence theory)
iii. Bandura’s Bobo Doll Experiment
even correlation is weak when they grow in witness violence
childhood (risk factors vs. protective factors take the main role)
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