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Emotional loneliness:
A)automatically disappears when people marry
B)always goes away when a person interacts with others
C)occurs when people have fewer intimate relations than they desire
D)all of the above
A common finding among social scientists is that lonely people:
A)are depressed
B)have headaches
C)feel worthless
D)have insomnia
According to Durkheim, failure of integration means that:
A)elementary schools are still segregated
B)the individual's personality lacks unity
C)the family is unstable
D)the individual does not feel like a significant part of any group
Loneliness in adults is associated with:
A)low self-esteem in late adolescence
B)a lack of time with parents as a child
C)a lack of supportive parents
D)all of the above
A study by Buhrmester and Furman indicated that opposite-sex peers fill the needs for companionship and intimacy for the first time when children are in the __________ grade.
Studies show that people who are involved in intimate relationships tend to have:
A)a greater sense of well-being
B)less certainty about the future
C)some difficulties in achieving their work goals
D)problems finding enough leisure time
According to Erik Erikson, the central task of the young adult is to:
A)have children
B)decide on a vocation
C)establish intimacy
D)complete his or her education
A clear majority of recent studies do not generally include which of the following characteristics when defining the meaning of intimacy?
A)caring and concern
B)self-abandon and commitment
Which of the following statements is correct?
A)A relationship that lacks equity probably will not last.
B)If people feel like they are taking more from a relationship than they are giving, they tend to feel guilty.
C)If people feel like they are giving more to a relationship than they are receiving, they tend to feel angry.
D)all of the above
Intimacy is self-sustaining in that:
A)you always feel close to someone with whom you are intimate
B)intimates tend to develop flawless communication patterns
C)an intimate relationship tends to create certain attitudes, behaviors, and feelings that maintain and even intensify intimacy
D)one has a growing sense that the other person is necessary to one's existence
In getting to know someone else, first impressions:
A)are not necessarily accurate
B)are invariably accurate
C)determine whether the relationship will make it
D)are irrelevant
A)are generally a reliable way to judge the value of a person
B)are often an unreliable way to know what another person is really like
C)have minimal impact upon the way we judge another person
D)none of the above
Which of the following statements is correct?
A)First impressions do not matter.
B)How you look is what you are.
C)We often pursue a relationship based upon how a person looks.
D)People with glasses really are more intelligent.
How much of what we mean is communicated without words?
A)10 percent
B)20 to 40 percent
C)50 to 80 percent
D)90 percent
Men tend to:
A)interpret nonverbal cues more accurately than women
B)interpret nonverbal cues less accurately than women
C)pay little attention to nonverbal cues
D)be most accurate when interpreting sexual nonverbal cues
Attractiveness is associated with greater:
C)social desirability
D)all of the above
Which of the following statements is correct?
A)Opposites attract.
B)People are generally attracted to people who are similar to themselves.
C)Dissimilarity is more exciting and interesting.
D)none of the above
A study by Festinger, Schachter, and Back revealed that the most important factor in determining friendship patterns is:
In portraying their ideals about the opposite sex, Mexican and U. S. teens differed in which of the following ways?
A)Mexican teens put less emphasis on physical characteristics when describing their ideal.
B)Mexican teens were more likely to emphasize such things as hair and eye color, size of lips, and other physical features on their drawings.
C)Mexican teens rank intelligence much higher than U.S. teens as a personal quality in members of the opposite sex.
D)all of the above
In the third stage of relationship-building, an important mechanism for developing intimacy is:
A)identifying what the two people have in common
B)making oneself as attractive as possible
C)creating the perfect night out on the town
D)honestly revealing oneself to the other person

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