Feb 24 Lecture
Lifestyles ch 8
types of lifestyle?
go through a number of them during lifetime
right now we are in a “single” lifestyle
single > married/long time relationship/divorced/widow/same sex
married/long time relationship
1) partner selection past research
reserach studies include psychological factors
Research on partner selection
men and women generally are interested in different aspects of relationships
study by Deaux & Hanna (1984)
coded for present/absent words
marriage/ permanent relationship?
men, in general, were concerned with objective and physical characteristics
women, in general, were interested in psychological aspects of a potential relationship
heterosexual women financial security occupational info
A more recent study
study in 1996 by Erich Goode
placed four fictive ads in magazines and newspapers
successful, average looking female lawyer
handsome cab driver
successful, average looking make lawyer LOOKING AT BOX SCORE how many men answered, how many women answered
the ad describing the beautiful waitress was 3x more often wanted
the ad describing the successful average looking male lawyer was answered 4x times
studies of ads in Canada and the US
men described their financial status
women more likely to ask for financial status
both men and women
the ideal partner should be warm, romantic, sensitive and have a good sense of
humour BOTH MEN AND WOMEN
what is overall msg from the studies using personal ads?
what is a possible problem with using this research to make decisions about gendered
preferences for partners?
Dating partner/longterm relationship partner
do people look for the same characteristics in dating partners and in longterm
what characteristics would be imp for dating partner?
what characteristics would be imp for longterm?
do you think that there are gender diff here as well?
legal marriage (1 year, no limit if u have a child)
what are the
love each other
divorce is a legal contract just like marriage
why legally marry?
Same sex/lesbian Relationships/marriages
marriage now legal in Canada
divorce now an option
perception no one wants the person
they are not wanted
cant have children, or doesn’t want
a psychologically stable as married
other stuff that are imp.