Virgil Adams III

Virgil Adams III, M.A. Psychology

Human Services, Social Sciences
Sociology, Social Sciences


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Study Guide 275

Soc 275 Study Guide
15, 16 & 17

Chapter 15

What is interparent conflict?
What is the effect of parental conflict on children in the home?
What are the main sources of conflict in the home?
What are situational and environmental sources of conflict?
Know the benefits or problems associated with;
avoidance, ventilation and catharsis.
Know the elements of a constructive vs. destructive arguments.
What are the effects on the family of marital infidelity?
What is the rate of approval in America?
Know the elements of spouse, child, and elder abuse.

Chapter 16

What is the divorce rate in America?
Has the age of first marriage increased or decreased?
Who is more likely to remarry based on:
initiator vs. non-initiator age, race, sex or gender?
What are the effects of divorce on children (positive and negative)?
What are some of the stressors in a marriage which lead to the decision to divorce?
What are the benefits, if any, for a trial separation?
What is no fault divorce?
Know the elements of the following custody arrangements:
sole legal, joint legal.
What is alimony?

Chapter 17

What is a binuclear family?
What are the factors which lead the success or failures in remarriage?
How does the" emotional stage" of divorce effect the potential new spouse or significant other?
What are the effects of:
finances, relationship with ex-spouses, and children on the remarriage?
Are step-parents "legally exempt" from parental duties?
Who are the members in a parenting coalition?
What is the benefit of co-parenting?
What is sibling rivalry? Is it mandatory in all families?


No fault divorce
Step parenting