Chapter 10 example #86919

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_ are behaviors that indicate to other people how much we value them.
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confirming messages
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Preliminary research has shown that, compared to heterosexual couples, homosexual couples tend to:
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take conflict less personally
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people in arranged marriages are typically unhappy with their chosen spouse
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false
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At this stage of relationship formation, a deep commitment has formed and there is a strong sense that the relationship has its own identity:
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integrating
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Research has shown that much of the communication that typically occurs during the initiation phase is now being done online.
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true
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Single-parent families include those with biological children, step-children, and/or adopted children.
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true
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Elizabeth and Aaron had been married for 6 months when Elizabeth started to feel dissatisfied in their relationship. Although Aaron was a nice person and fun to be around, he didn't do any of the cooking or cleaning despite the fact that both of them worked full time jobs. Elizabeth's dissatisfaction was likely due to the fact that:
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Elizabeth expected an equitable investment in household chores from Aaron
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dialectical tensions are rare in most intimate relationships
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false
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Couples tend to progress through the stages of coming together in much the same way.
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false
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When it comes to intimate relationships and shared activities, research has shown that:
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exhilarating activities are the most effective for promoting feelings of closeness
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In this marriage type, spouses adopt conventional gender roles and tend to avoid conflict:
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independent
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The experimenting stage of relationship development occurs when people meet and interact for the first time
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false
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Why is the discussion of routine, mundane tasks important to consider in long-term romantic relationships?
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all of these
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During which of Knapp's stages of relationship termination do couples decrease both the quality and frequency of their interactions?
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circumscribing
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this relates to the resources we put into a relationship
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investment
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research indicates that most American households are headed by a married couple
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false
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during conflict episodes, the family involves agreeing with whatever is said in order to keep others from getting angry.
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placater
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all of the following are characteristics of an intimate relationship expect
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minimization of independence
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_ is our desire to stay in a relationship
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commitment
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When considering a potential spouse, someone from an individualistic culture like the United States would likely ask:
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how does my heart feel
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From a legal perspective, this is the most heavily regulated relationship in the United States:
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marital relationships
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which of the following statement about same-sex partners is true?
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all of these are true
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When one partner expresses a substantially higher level of interest in the relationship than the other it is known as:
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obsessive relational intrusion
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the sibling subsystem is usually a child's first peer group
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true
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Gottman has discovered that satisfied couples maintain this ratio of positive to negative communication:
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5:1
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Which of the following is not one of the health benefits of marriage identified in your textbook?
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married people have better sexual health
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Jordan wants to feel emotionally close to his girlfriend but he also wants to make his own decisions. Which dialectical tension is he experiencing?
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autonomy-connectedness
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most relationships end at which stage of Knapp's stage model?
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experimenting
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From a systems perspective, which of the following would be considered examples of an open system?
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all of these
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Which of the following is not one of the suggestions made in your textbook for improving communication in intimate relationships?
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avoiding conflict