PSYC 3630 Study Guide - Human Capital, Rape Myth, Intersectionality

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8 Nov 2012

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Chapter 1: marriage, relationships, and family commitments: making choices in a changing society. Functional definitions: the purpose for which a thing exists (e. g. caring for family members, children and other dependents) Structural definitions: emphasize the form that a thing takes what it actually is. Raising children responsibly: ensure that reproduction takes place under circumstances that help to guarantee the responsible care and socialization of children. Providing economic and other practical support: providing practical needs such as food, clothing, and shelter, earn a living outside the home and pool together your resources. U. s. census a family is a group of two or more persons related by blood, marriage or adoption and residing together in a household. Household: any group of people residing together. Family structure: the form a family takes. Extended family: parents, children, grandparents, and other relatives (preindustrial or traditional societies) Nuclear family: husband, wife, and children (industrial or modern societies)

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