Sociology Chapter 6

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One norm found everywhere is the incest taboo, which refers to norms forbidding

sexual relations or marriage between certain relatives.

Teenagers with the highest probability of pregnancy are

teenage women with low incomes and weak families

The more global our view of sexuality

the more variety we see in the meanings people attach to sexuality.

A widespread-but false-idea about rape is that

women who are raped must have encouraged their attackers

Which concept refers to humans who have some combination of female and male sexual characteristics?


The importance of Alfred Kinsey’s research on sexuality in the United States was

making sexuality a focus of scientific study.

From a global perspective, prostitution is most common in

poor nations, where women have fewer economic opportunities.

Which of the following concepts refers to a person’s romantic and emotional attraction to another person?

sexual orientation

Survey research on attitudes towards premarital sex tells us that

the public is more accepting of premarital sex than it was a generation ago.

If you often have the feeling of being "trapped in the wrong body," you might be

a transsexual.

The ways in which sexuality is linked to social inequality is highlighted by

the social-conflict approach.

The text suggests that the most widely contested issue involving sexuality in the United States in recent years has been


Research on extramarital sex shows that about _____ of married men and about _____ of married women remain faithful to their spouse throughout their married lives.

81 percent: 88 percent

Based on what you know about the history of human sexuality, once a society gains birth-control technology

social norms regarding sexuality become more permissive

The effect of the sexual counterrevolution was

to encourage people to limit their number of sexual partners or, in some cases, to abstain from sex entirely.

The incest taboo

limits sexual competition within families.

Sexual attraction to people of both sexes is called


About what share of the states in this country have laws that permit marriage between first cousins?

half of the states

According to the Laumann study of sexual patterns among U.S. adults,

there are striking differences in sexual experience within the U.S. population

The sexual counterrevolution had begun in the United States by


A reason to study sexuality using the sociological perspective is

sexuality is both important and controversial.

If you were teaching a class about the symbolic-interaction approach to sexuality, you likely focus on

how individuals in various settings engage in different sexual behavior and attach different meanings to sexual activity.

Comparative research indicates that

although sex has a biological foundation, sexual practices vary from place to place as an element of the culture.

Which concept refers to the biological distinction between males and females?


Criticism of the social-conflict approach’s view of sexuality would include the fact that

sexuality is not a power issue for everyone.

If you were to study the changing meaning of virginity over the last century in our society, you would discover that the norm stating that people remain virgins until marriage

has become weaker

The social-conflict approach emphasizes that

U.S. culture often depicts sexuality in terms of sport and violence, such as when we speak of men "scoring" with women, and men "hitting on" women

The majority of evidence indicates that sexual orientation is rooted in

human biology, although social experience plays some role.

In 2012, about what percentage of U.S. adults claimed homosexuality is "always wrong" or "almost always wrong"?

about 46 percent

The idea that society needs to regulate human sexuality is highlighted by

the structural-functional approach.

A common myth is that

in most cases of rape, the victim does not know the attacker.

Sexual attraction to someone of the same sex is called


About ______ of men and _____ of women in the United States define themselves as "partly" or "entirely" homosexual.

1.7 percent; 1.1 percent

According to national survey data, what percentage of adults in the United States state that a woman should be able to obtain an abortion for any reason?

42 percent

When did the sexual revolution begin?

It began in the 1940s and then grew quickly in the late 1960s.

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