Research into the Influence of Culture on Romantic Relationships

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1. What did Moore and Leung find?

  • In Chinese university students both males and females were equally romantic and Anglo-Australian males were more causal and less romantic than their female counterparts
  • 88% of cultures showed signs of love
  • Only 1 out of 108 hunter-gatherer communities showed no signs of love
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2. Issue with research into culture regarding romantic relationships

  • Deterministic to suggest that cultures completely determine romantic relationships for example divorce rate in India has increased even though they are considered a collectivist cultures showing romantic relationships aren't completely deterministic
  • Relationships are subjective
  • Reductionistic, reduces complex theory of romantic relationships to culture
  • Deterministic

3. What did Levine find?

  • Cross cultural study in which individuals were asked whether the would marry a stranger if they had desirable characteristics, 14% of those in US said yes whereas 34% in Thailand said yes
  • Cross cultural study in which individuals were asked whether the would marry a stranger if they had desirable characteristics, 15% of those in US said yes whereas 35% in Thailand said yes
  • Cross cultural study in which individuals were asked whether the would marry a stranger if they had desirable characteristics, 34% of those in US said yes whereas 14% in Thailand said yes
  • Cross cultural study in which individuals were asked whether the would marry a stranger if they had desirable characteristics, 17% of those in US said yes whereas 37% in Thailand said yes

4. Which study found that women in love marriages were more positive about their relationship than those in arranged marriages?

  • Myers et al.
  • Xiaohe and Whyte
  • Yelsma and Arthappily

5. What did Janovick find?

  • 88% of cultures showed signs of love
  • Only 1 out of 108 hunter-gatherer communities showed no signs of love
  • In Chinese university students both males and females were equally romantic and Anglo-Australian males were more causal and less romantic than their female counterparts

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