AbstractAfter a lecture on the function of families, and introducing the definitions of monogamy and polygamy, students watch an episode of two reality series shows, each featuring Kendra Wilkinson (aka Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett). In one of the shows she is in a polygamous relationship with Hugh Hefner, Holly Madison and Bridget Marquardt, and in the other show...
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- Class Activity
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- College 100
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Learning Goals and Assessments
- This activity and discussion are to help students compare the effects of relationship structure (being in a monogamous or polygamous relationship) on how functions of the family are experienced at the individual and relationship level.
- Students will apply four functions of the family to the experience of the same individual within a monogamous relationship (in one case) and a polygamous relationship (in another case).
- Students will evaluate the impact of the relationship structure (monogamous or polygamous) on the experience of the functions of families for those participants in the relationships.