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CST 229 Ch 10 Vocab

CST 229 Chapter 10 Vocabulary

Autonomy the need for personal privacy and regulated space in a relationship
Connection the need for the merging of personal and psychological space
Personal Commitment means an individual's desire or intent to continue the relationship based on his or her subjective emotional feelings and experiences
Structural Commitment means the individual takes into consideration various external social and family reactions in deciding to either continue or terminate a relationship
Self-disclosure involves the intentional process of revealing exclusive information about ourselves to others that the other individuals do not know
Breadth the number of topics we are comfortable and willing to disclose to reveal our dynamic self
Depth intimate layers that reveal our emotionally vulnerable self
Public Self refers to those facets of the person that are readily available and are easily shared with others
Private Self refers to those facets of the person that are potentially communicable but are not usually shared with generalized others
Open Panel information known to self and also information known to generalized others or a specific person
Hidden Panel information known to self but unknown to others
Blind Panel information not known to self but known to others
Unknown Panel information not known to self or to others
Attention Phase an individual selects an attractive photograph to post, chooses a screen name to represent himself or herself, and crafts a skillful profile
Recognition Phase virtual flirting occurs, which is sending a wink, a kiss, or some icon to represent an interest to the other party
Interaction Phase takes place via e-mail, instant messaging, or texting
Face-to-Face Meeting Phase refers to the "screening out process" in which partners check each other out for physical chemistry or sexual arousal attraction
Resolution Phase refers to the decision-making phase to decide whether to see each other offline again and/or to also continue using the online dating site to check out potential dating partners
Racial Awareness Stage refers to the gradual awakening stage when partners in the interracial relationship become conscious of each other's views and societal views on intimate racial relationship matters
Coping Stage refers to the struggles the couple must face in gaining approval from their families and friends and the strategies they come up with in dealing with such external pressures
Identity Emergence Stage both partners gain a new sense of security and bravely announce their intimate relationship to their families and ingroups
Relationship Maintenance Stage refers tot he continuous hard work the couple must face in dealing with new challenges, such as having children, moving to new neighborhoods, and meeting new social circles
"Romeo and Juliet" Effect situation where the more the respective families are against this intimate relationship, the more the couple wants to rebel against their parents and "do their own thing" and, therefore, they find each other even more attractive
Intercultural-intimate conflict any antagonistic friction or disagreement between two romantic partners caused, in part, by cultural or ethnic group membership differences
The Ignoring/Dismissing Strategy especially for minor offenses, such as staring or nasty comments
The Normalizing Strategy thinking of themselves and appealing to others to treat them as "normal" couples with marital ups and downs
The Withdrawing Strategy avoiding places and groups of people who are hostile to interracial couples
The Educating Strategy outreach efforts to help others to accept interracial couples
The Confrontation Strategy addressing directly the people who insult or embarrass them
The Prayer Strategy relying on faith to solve problems
The Humor Strategy adding levity in distressing situations
Majority-Group Identifiers children who identify with the parent from the dominant culture or religion, and may or may not publicly acknowledge the identity of their other parent
Minority-Group Identifiers children who identify with the parent who is a minority, and may either acknowledge that their other parent is from a different background or deny (or minimize) their dual heritage background
Synthesizers children who acknowledge the influence of both aspects of their parents' cultural backgrounds and synchronize and synthesize the diverse aspects of their parents' values into a coherent identity
Disaffiliates "none of the above" identifiers; children who distance themselves or claim not to be influenced by their parents' cultural backgrounds, and often create their own identity labels and rebel against any existing label that is imposed on them
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