Human Sexuality: Chapter 13

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Question 1:


a) Saying “I can’t stand it when you chew with your mouth open.”
b) Saying “I’m not surprised you don’t understand why I’m angry. You are one of the stupidest people I’ve ever met.”
c) Saying “If we had sex more I wouldn’t be so cranky.”
d) Refusing to answer the phone when a partner calls during an argument.

Question 2:


a) Contempt
b) Defensiveness
c) Criticism
d) Stonewalling

Question 3:


a) Demand-withdraw
b) Stonewalling
c) Contempt
d) Negative reciprocity

Question 4:


a) The positive reciprocity hypothesis
b) The demand-withdraw hypothesis
c) The gender stereotype hypothesis
d) The Mars/Venus hypothesis

Question 5:


a) Couples are better able to manage relationship problems.
b) There was either no effect of positive effects on the relationship.
c) Participants often have a negative reaction to their participation.
d) Couples offer to let videos of their arguments be part of researchers’ presentations.

Question 6:


a) Expectations have an impact whether the expectation is correct or incorrect.
b) Expectations have an impact if the expectation is incorrect.
c) Expectations have an impact if the expectation is correct.
d) Expectations have an impact if the expectation aligns with the person’s predictions about what the other will say.

Question 7:


a) Working to change the more passive partner’s attitude
b) Avoiding discussion related to topics a couple does not agree on
c) Focusing on nonverbal communication
d) Working on sexual communication

Question 8:


a) The primary investigator
b) A trained research assistant who was involved in the development of the study
c) A student who does not know the hypothesis of the study
d) Multiple independent researchers who know the hypothesis of the study

Question 9:


a) German couples who were not distressed were more encouraging than Australian couples who were not distressed.
b) In general, German couples had more difficulty ending disagreements than Australian couples.
c) Australian couples who were not distressed were more encouraging than German couples who were not distressed.
d) There was no difference between Germans’ and Australians’ communication styles.

Question 10:


a) Levels of verbal conflict were highly correlated with marital satisfaction.
b) Levels of verbal conflict were not related to marital satisfaction.
c) Levels of verbal conflict were related to nonverbal communication styles.
d) Levels of verbal conflict increased with sexual satisfaction.