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When two partners in an intimate relationship live together without being married, this is


Steve and Janelle are friends. When they meet weekly for coffee, they greet each other with a hug. This is an example of

nonverbal communication

You are most likely to listen BEST when

you believe the speaker is saying something you can relate to

How long is the average menstrual cycle?

28 days

Family consists of

a network of people that provides support, security, and a sense of belonging.

Sexual orientation is based on which of the following factors?

Biological, psychological, and socioenvironmental

Men and women often communicate in gender-specific ways, but the bigger difference lies in how they interpret or process the same message.


When romance lasts beyond the four-year mark, which chemicals in the body give lovers a sense of security, peace, and calm?


All of the following are true about cohabitation EXCEPT

it is more common among people who are religious.

The first sign of puberty in females is the beginning of breast development.


The term gay only refers to male homosexuals.


The external female genitalia are collectively referred to as the


The need for intimacy means the need for someone with whom we can share our feelings freely.


Greg and Kate always support each other’s interests, hoping to ensure that the other will succeed. This BEST demonstrates that

they are advocates for each other

In relationships, the process of resolving differences peacefully and creatively is

conflict resolution.

Menstrual flow is actually sloughed off

endometrial lining.

The onset of the first menstrual period is


Which factor would reduce the likelihood of your choosing a particular person as a partner?

Your beliefs, attitudes, and values are significantly different.

Brett and Melissa have a very strong relationship in which they are able to give and receive emotionally without a fear of rejection or being hurt. This example demonstrates that they

are emotionally available in their relationshi

Attraction has been described by some social scientists as

feelings of elation and euphoria produced by neurochemicals.

Sam and Kris have entered a relationship and are very preoccupied with each other. They constantly want to be with or talk to each other. This example demonstrates

they are fascinated by each other.

Which of the following BEST describes gender identity?

Our personal sense of awareness of being masculine or feminine

All of the following are true about jealousy EXCEPT

it can be based on intense devotion.

Consuming alcohol is a way to stimulate sexual response.


Rico and Chris are close friends and classmates. Each day they are an important influence on each other’s thoughts and actions. This example BEST demonstrates

the behavioral interdependence in their relationship

Which of the following is TRUE about sexual identity?

The biological father determines the sex of a child.

Serial monogamy means that partners have sexual involvement outside their primary relationship.


A relationship in which the partners are sexually involved only with each other is


The sac that contains the testes is the


A healthy marriage contributes to reducing stress by

increasing financial stability and expanding support networks.

Which of the following traits is important in relationships and involves having a realistic appreciation of one’s own worth and ability?


Emily and Rosa are close friends who are able to share their feelings freely, providing support and reassurance. This example demonstrates their

emotional availability.

Which of the following is TRUE about your family of origin?

It includes the people who were living in the house during your first years of life.

Which of the following is TRUE about intimate relationships?

They can include relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.

According to Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, the most complete, ideal type of love is

consummate love.

Which of the following is TRUE about being single in the United States?

The number of adults electing to remain single is increasing.

Which of the following is TRUE about androgyny?

A person has a combination of both traditional masculine and feminine traits.

Which standard of behavior involves choosing to have sex only if precautions are being taken to prevent pregnancy or the transmission of disease?

Safer sex standard

Drugs to treat erectile dysfunction may only have a placebo effect on men with normal erections.


The intimacy level that two people experience is usually obvious to others.


Which of the following is TRUE about self-disclosure?

It involves sharing feelings and information as a means of getting to know a person

The inner lining of the uterus is the


Anthony frequently experiences premature ejaculation. Which type of sexual dysfunction does he have?

Orgasmic disorder

When a person’s gender identity does not match one’s biological sex, this is known as being


The duct system atop the testes where sperm reach maturity is the


Masturbation is a common sexual practice across the life span.


Sexual identity begins at birth.


Testosterone is the hormone responsible for the development of male secondary sex characteristics.


Lisa and Abby are sisters and best friends. Both feel they can share their worries and concerns with one another. This example demonstrates

social integration

Angel broke up with her boyfriend of two years. In order to cope with the failed relationship, she should

reach out to trusted friends and share her feelings with them.

The new etiquette of relationships established under social media has made it perfectly acceptable to break up with someone online.


Kissing and erotic touching are examples of

nonverbal sexual communication

Abstention from any type of sexual activity with others is known as


Daniel has been involved in four sexually exclusive relationships over the past six years. This is an example of

serial monogamy

According to Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, which type of love combines intimacy and passion?


Challenges to successful gay and lesbian relationships often stem from discrimination.


The U.S. divorce rate has increased over the past several decades.


The definition of a family and its members

changes over time.

Through our relationships with others, we fulfill our needs for

intimacy, social integration, and nurturance.

Sexual dysfunction is most common in the early adult years.


According to Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, which type of love combines commitment and intimacy?


Adrian and Julia are expecting a baby in three months. Which of the following is TRUE regarding their relationship once the baby is born?

Their relationship will change after the baby is born

A variant sexual behavior in which the person wears the clothing of the opposite sex is


An authoritarian parenting style is one in which the parent offers the child various choices in regard to behavior.


Which of the following is TRUE about communication patterns between men and women?

Women tend to be more expressive.

The permanent cessation of menstrual periods is


According to Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love, love involves

intimacy, passion, and commitment

Lengthy cohabitation that is considered legally binding in some states is

common-law marriage

Jake and Kate have been dating for two years and have a close relationship. Kate feels that she has someone to take care of and who also cares for her. This example BEST demonstrates Jake and Kate’s

need to nurture each other.

Relationships characterized by behavioral interdependence, need fulfillment, emotional attachment, and emotional availability are

intimate relationships.

Relationship breakdowns most often begin with changes or problems in communication.


A portrayal of the ideal woman as submissive and nurturing by parents, advertising, and other media is an example of


Which one of the following is characteristic of intimate relationships?

They involve need fulfillment.

Both Ben and Betty see themselves as responsible for their own choices, decisions, and actions in their relationship, thus demonstrating their


A relationship is intimate only if sex is involved.


According to researcher Helen Fisher, the feeling that the excitement and passion is gone from a relationship is due to

a decrease in PEA levels.

Julio wants to strengthen his relationship with LaVonne by sharing personal information with her. To get over his fear of disclosing his feelings, Julio can do all of the following EXCEPT

blame his parents for his imperfections

Which of the following statements is TRUE regarding gay and lesbian couples?

They seek the same things in primary relationships that heterosexuals do.

All of the following are true about celibacy EXCEPT

it is the same as abstinence

All of the following are considered variant sexual behaviors EXCEPT


Which menstrual problem involves the common symptoms of breast tenderness, fatigue, food cravings, irritability, and depression?

Premenstrual syndrome

Jeff and Dana have been married for two years. Their relationship involves exclusive sexual involvement with each other. This demonstrates

a monogamous relationship.

Which of the following is TRUE about intersexuality?

The person does not exhibit exclusively male or female sexual anatomy

All of the following are true about intimate relationships EXCEPT

they may lack emotional availability.

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