Family Systems Theory Quiz

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Which custom involves brothers inheriting each other's widows if they pass?

Levirate

Which custom involves the widow inheriting the deceased wife's sister?

Sororate

Which term refers to having more than one female partner for a male?

Polygyny

Which term refers to having more than one sexual partner?

Polyandry

Which term refers to having more than one male partner per female, like the Musuo women in China?

Polyandry

Which theory by Brofenbrenner focuses on how one's social development and behavior is influenced by the family as a closed system?

Family Systems Theory

Which type of family is highly controlled, governed, and influenced by the family?

Trustee family

Which type of love is characterized by intense emotional attachment?

Eros

What is the term for the practical, rational love that involves assessing a partner's assets and liabilities?

Pragma

Which type of love is characterized by unconditional and unselfish concern for others?

Agape

What is the term for companionate love that is based on friendship?

Storge

What is the term for playful and casual love, such as flirting and hooking up?

Ludus

What is the term for the active interest and participation in a relationship with the intention of marriage?

Courtship

What is the term for seeking a partner from within a social group that one also belongs to?

Homogamy

Which theory views the family as an interconnected system where changes in one part can affect the entire family unit?

Family Systems Theory

What type of love is characterized by passionate desire, physical attraction, and romantic or sexual love?

Eros

Which family structure is characterized by individualism and minimal interdependence among family members?

Atomistic family

Which parenting style is characterized by strict rules and high expectations, often with limited warmth and high control?

Authoritarian

What is the practice of marrying someone with similar social, cultural, or demographic characteristics called?

Homogamy

What is the number of divorces per 1,000 people in a given population, typically measured over a specific time period called?

Divorce Rate

What is the term used for young adults who, after living independently, return to live with their parents due to various reasons like financial or personal issues?

Boomerang Children

Which feminist perspective emphasizes the unique contributions of women as mothers and caregivers?

Maternal feminism

What does heteronormativity assume as the norm or default sexual orientation?

Heterosexuality

What is risk culture?

The collective beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to workplace culture

Which feminist perspective focuses on the intersection of gender with other social identities?

Intersectional feminism

What does maternal feminism advocate for?

Recognition of women's role as mothers and caregivers

What is the main consequence of heteronormativity?

Marginalization of LGBTQ+ identities

What is the assumption of heteronormativity?

Heterosexuality is the norm

What does risk culture encompass?

Collective beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors related to risk assessment and management

Which feminist perspective focuses on the dismantling of patriarchal structures?

Radical feminism

Study Notes

Marriage and Family

  • Levirate: a custom where brothers inherit each other's widows if they pass away.
  • Sororate: a custom where the widow inherits the deceased wife's sister.
  • Polygyny: a term that refers to having more than one female partner for a male.
  • Polyamory: a term that refers to having more than one sexual partner.
  • Polyandry: a term that refers to having more than one male partner per female, like the Musuo women in China.

Family Types

  • Closed family system: a type of family that is highly controlled, governed, and influenced by the family.
  • Nuclear family: a type of family structure characterized by individualism and minimal interdependence among family members.

Theories and Perspectives

  • Urie Bronfenbrenner's theory: focuses on how one's social development and behavior is influenced by the family as a closed system.
  • Family systems theory: views the family as an interconnected system where changes in one part can affect the entire family unit.
  • Feminist perspectives: include maternal feminism, which advocates for the importance of motherhood, and intersectional feminism, which focuses on the intersection of gender with other social identities.

Love and Relationships

  • Eros: a type of love characterized by passionate desire, physical attraction, and romantic or sexual love.
  • Ludus: a type of love characterized by playful and casual love, such as flirting and hooking up.
  • Pragma: a type of love characterized by practical, rational love that involves assessing a partner's assets and liabilities.
  • Storge: a type of love characterized by unconditional and unselfish concern for others.
  • Agape: a type of love characterized by companionate love that is based on friendship.

Parenting and Marriage

  • Authoritarian parenting style: characterized by strict rules and high expectations, often with limited warmth and high control.
  • Endogamy: the practice of marrying someone with similar social, cultural, or demographic characteristics.
  • Divorce rate: the number of divorces per 1,000 people in a given population, typically measured over a specific time period.

Social Issues

  • Heteronormativity: assumes that heterosexuality is the norm or default sexual orientation.
  • Risk culture: encompasses the consequences of heteronormativity, including the marginalization of non-heterosexual individuals.
  • Boomerang generation: refers to young adults who, after living independently, return to live with their parents due to various reasons like financial or personal issues.

Test your knowledge of Family Systems Theory and different family structures with this quiz. Learn about the interconnectedness of families and the roles of trustees and atomistic family structures.

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