Cuddling can affect human in three aspects: relationship, mental health, and physical health. Firstly, cuddling makes a better relationship. It allows you to communicate better. When you cannot convey your words to your partner, cuddling is the good way to tell him or her how you feel. Cuddling also allows you to express understanding, empathy, and love to your partner.
I could see it going both ways, especially with the challenges of both types of friendships that we discussed in class. I do think that personalities have a huge role in cross-sex friendships as well. For instance, as the book states, most people want an agreeable and a dependable cross-sex friend (Helgeson, 2017). These are the same characteristics that we think of in our same-sex friends, so I think this provides proof that men and women can be friends. In addition, there are many benefits to cross-sex friendship too, and this could outweigh the benefits of same-sex friendship.
Other functions of touching behaviors include interaction management (structuring the interaction without interrupting verbal message), physiological stimulus (the touch can be either intrinsically calming, but when it is unexpected it is likely to increase anxiety), healing, and symbolism. It should be noted, however, that the exact meaning of touch is highly dependent on the context. Major (1981: 31) conducted a study on the patterns of gender differences regarding touching and came up with several main conclusions: • females are touched by other people more than men, starting in infancy, • men initiate touching women more than vice
Other interesting findings also suggest reciprocity and altruistic nature of friendship in modernity, embedded helping, loving and caring each other. Compare to younger older people become more depended in terms of instrumental, financial and emotional support. Adams and Rosemary (1995) argued that friends are more important to psychological and socially well of older adults than family members. Another qualitative study shows that friendship is taking place between men and women because of attraction. The attraction may develop on basis of physical/sexual attraction.
In this scenario, co-facilitation might help drive the process with the notion of two heads being better than one and whereby there is a stronger likelihood that issues and problems can be resolved and more positive outcomes can be achieved (Hogan, C., 2002). Another area where co-facilitation might prove beneficial is in relation to factors of gender or age. All members relate differently to men and women as a result of their own values and beliefs and they can make judgements about a person’s age such as their suitability or ability which can all affect the group interaction and process. Therefore, it might be appropriate to have the same sex facilitators or different sex facilitators or those differing in age depending on the type of group and subject matter involved (Prendiville, P., 2004). Advantages/Disadvantages of
“Richards argues that parents do not have a “further obligation to ensure that their children have some particular set of positive virtues, beyond the ones already mentioned” (p. 174). Explain what Richards means by “the ones already mentioned,” and what sort of “further set of positive virtues” he has in mind. Show that there are some positive virtues that are worth attempting to cultivate in children.” Within Society, there are minimal requirements that people need to fulfil in order to be capable of living among it. Without them, society would have no structure, no minimal ‘entry requirement’ and would cause a dramatic shift in the way we live. These traits should be common to everyone and parents should have no further obligation to cultivate any new or unique traits in their children (p. 164).
I first talked about the proximity and repeated exposure effect and explained that the more a person is in contact with you and gets to know you the more likely that you will form a friendship or relationship. I also mentioned that if you want to attract someone you should spend more time with them and interact with them. In the next paragraph I talked about similarity and the biological basis to friendship. I discussed how people who have more similarities are drawn to each other and are more likely to form a friendship or relationship than those who have less in common. In the last paragraph we saw the importance of physical attractiveness and the “need to affiliate”.
PART B Two of my important values are respect and kindness. Respect is where I look up on someone or who have more experiences than me like people who are older than me but that does not mean that I do not respect younger people. To me, whoever respect me, I will respect them. Kindness is when I see and feel that when someone is in need for help but feel embarrassed to ask, I will feel bad for them if i do not help them when they are in need of help. Although some people will not ask for my help even though they need it, I will try my best to help them out or at least try.
LIKING EACH OTHER “The factors that keep people liking each other in long-term relationships are at least in part the same as the factors that lead to initial attraction” (Stangor, 2014). Regardless of how long they have been together, people remain interested in the physical attractiveness of their partners, although it is relatively less important than for first encounters. Relationships are also more satisfactory and more likely to continue when the individuals develop and maintain similar interests and continue to share their important values and beliefs over time (Davis & Rusbult, 2001). Proximity also remains important relationships that undergo the strain of the partners’ being apart from each other for very long are more at risk for
You make decisions together Making decisions together is a sign of a happy relationship. Couples should always decide together regardless of who earns more. This isn’t about financial contribution and authority. It’s about respect. Surely, you don’t want someone making huge decisions about something important without asking you first.