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To prepare for this assignment:
Review Chapter 9 in the course text, Gender: Psychological
Perspectives. Focus on the gender-related differences and similarities
in the different levels and types of relationships: friendship, love,
dating, marriage and committed relationships, and dissolution of
Select a culture that is different from your own. Think about the
following questions as you compare this culture to your own. These
topics are expansive, so focus on the gender-related role differences
for this assignment.
What are the gender-related role differences in:
Friendship building and maintenance over the life span?
Romantic love and dating?
Marriage and committed relationships?
Termination of committed relationships and marriage?
For each of these topics (friendship, romantic love and dating,
marriage and committed relationships, and relationship termination),
think about how roles may be changing in the two cultures – your own
and the one you selected that is different from your own. Think about
the impact that these changes might have on society.
The assignment (1-2 pages):