Research into the Influence of Culture on Romantic Relationships

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1. How does collectivist cultures affect the choice someone has on relationships?

  • This culture tends to live in less urbanised settings so there's less choice in whom they interact with due to geographical isolation and lack of social mobility making relationships more non-voluntary
  • This culture tends to live in a urbanised setting where they are likely to meet lots of people in a voluntary way
  • Individuals are taught to interdependent and relationships should be for the greater good of the community so their community is more likely to have an opinion in whom they have a relationship with
  • Individuals in this culture are taught to be independent, so their opinion is important in deciding who they have a relationship with
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2. Which study found that only 1 out of 108 hunter-gatherer communities showed no signs of love?

  • Moore and Leung
  • Levine
  • Fisher
  • Janovick

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

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

4. Issue with research into culture regarding romantic relationships

  • Deterministic
  • 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
  • Reductionistic, reduces complex theory of romantic relationships to culture
  • Relationships are subjective

5. What research did Yelsma and Arthappily find?

  • Those in arranged marriages were more satisfied with there relationship than those in American love marriages
  • those in arranged marriages were just as satisfied with their relationship as those in love marriages
  • women in love marriages were more positive about their relationship than those in arranged marriages

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