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Chapter 10

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Psychology 2035A/B
Doug Hazlewood

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Chapter 10Marriage legally and socially sanctioned union of sexually intimate adultsCohabitationliving together in a sexually intimate relationship without the legal bonds of marriageChallenges to the Traditional Model of MarriageSocial Trends that are shaking Up the Model of Marriage1Increased acceptance of singlehood on the risethe median age of marriage was 258 for women and 271 for men2Increased Acceptance of cohabitation3Reduced premium on permanence divorce rates have climbedsome say 50 will end in separation or divorce4Transitions in gender roles5Increased voluntary childlessness6Decline of the traditional nuclear familyDeciding to MarryCultural Influences of MarriageUp to 80 of world cultures practice arranged marriagesCommon more in collectivist cultures such asIndia Japan china and Western African countriesSelecting a MateMonogamypractice of having only one spouse at a timePolygamyhaving more than one spouse at a timevery painful for wiveswomen have little to no independence education or political powerKuwait Chad and Saudi ArabiaEndogamy tendency for people to marry within their own social groupappears to be decliningHomogamy ten
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