T or F: Most sexual victimization crimes are committed by someone the victim already knows.
Chapter 5: Building Healthy Relationships and Understanding Sexuality
In regards to communication styles, most men like to get to the point and most women like to
share thoughts and feelings. (notes)
We can define intimate relationships in terms of four characteristics. What are they?
Intimacy, social integration, nurturance, assistance, and affirmation.
Two concepts that are especially important to any good relationship are accountability and self-
nurturance. (p. 136)
If you are secure about your unique characteristics and talents, that positive self-concept will
make it easier to form relationships with people who support and nurture you, and to interact
with a variety of people in a healthy, balanced way. (p. 136)
Although there is no “best” family type, we know that a healthy family’s key roles and tasks are
to nurture and support. (p. 136)
It is from our family of origin, the people present in our household during our first years of life,
that we initially learn about feelings, problem solving, love, intimacy, and gender roles. (p. 136)
Developing meaningful friendships is more than merely “friending” someone on Facebook.
Getting to know someone well requires time, effort, and commitment. (p. 137)
According to Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, three elements—intimacy, passion, and
commitment—existing alone or in combination form different types of love. The most complete,
ideal type of love in the model is consummate love, which combines balanced amounts of all
three elements. (p. 137)
Quite different from Sternberg’s approach are theories of love and attraction based on brain
chemistry and circuitry. Anthropologist Helen Fisher, among others, has hypothesized that
attraction and falling in love follow a fairly predictable pattern based on four factors. What are
they? (p. 138)
4) Production of a cuddle chemical
When choosing a romantic partner, proximity, or being in the same place at the same time is a
big factor. You also choose a partner based on similarities (in attitudes, values,