Single Person

Publication Title: 
Psycho-Oncology

OBJECTIVES: The psychosocial impacts of a cancer diagnosis include reduced quality of life, poorer inter-personal relationships, hopelessness and mental illness. Worse outcomes, including mortality rates have been found for single men with cancer compared with women and partnered men. The aim of this systematic review was to examine the effectiveness of post-treatment psychosocial and behaviour change interventions for adult men with cancer, in order to inform the development of an intervention. A focus on single men was intended.

Author(s): 
Dale, Hannah L.
Adair, Pauline M.
Humphris, Gerry M.
Publication Title: 
Annales Medico-Psychologiques

Identified and described 150 years ago, the delirious conviction of being loved, or erotomania, is probably more frequent (in his less spectacular forms) in the private practice, than in the psychiatric services. The critical examination of the literature permits to classify this peculiar clinical-psychological entity as paranoid psychoses, or as sensitive characteropathias of the the Kretschmer-type, finally as an exaggerated-rediculous form of the intra-specific struggle for the conquest of a sexual partner. The pathogenesis of erotomania is yet under discussion.

Author(s): 
Schachter, M.
Publication Title: 
Clinics in Geriatric Medicine

Problems in defining, reporting, and sampling the sexual experience of older women have limited the available information. It should be remembered, however, that an aging population is a sign of societal success, not failure. To date, there has not been a better educated, healthier, wealthier, better-housed, or more self-sufficient generation of older women that at present. Working in the area of sexuality can help improve an important issue in the quality of life for the older woman.

Author(s): 
Roughan, P. A.
Kaiser, F. E.
Morley, J. E.
Publication Title: 
Family Process

In this study, 605 subjects were asked about romantic love and marriage. Married people differentiated themselves from single people with stable partners and divorced people with new partners by more frequently living together with their great love, more reciprocity in that love, and less disappointments in love relationships prior to the current relationship; but they also described themselves as less happy and satisfied than the single and divorced respondents, particularly with regard to tenderness, sex, and conversation with their partners.

Author(s): 
Willi, J.
Publication Title: 
AIDS care

The way in which sex may be constructed as safe through its relationship with 'love' is the concern of this study. Interviews with 112 heterosexual women and men from discos and bars in Melbourne, Australia, catering to single adults revealed the pervasive construction of sex within the discourses of 'love' and 'romance'. The relationship of these discourses to unsafe practices is discussed and the article presents an analysis of the normative function of the sex-as-love/sex-as-desire opposition in terms of safe sex and HIV/AIDS prevention.

Author(s): 
Rosenthal, D.
Gifford, S.
Moore, S.
Publication Title: 
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

This study investigated how men and women perceive online and offline sexual and emotional infidelity. Undergraduates from a large university in Northern Ireland participated in the study. It was found that men, when forced to decide, were more upset by sexual infidelity and women by emotional infidelity. It was also found that men were more likely to believe that women have sex when in love and that women believe that men have sex even when they are not in love.

Author(s): 
Whitty, Monica T.
Quigley, Laura-Lee
Publication Title: 
Journal of Personality and Social Psychology

The present research demonstrates that fear of being single predicts settling for less in romantic relationships, even accounting for constructs typically examined in relationship research such as anxious attachment. Study 1 explored the content of people's thoughts about being single. Studies 2A and 2B involved the development and validation of the Fear of Being Single Scale. Study 2C provided preliminary support for the hypothesis that fear of being single predicts settling for less in ongoing relationships, as evidenced by greater dependence in unsatisfying relationships.

Author(s): 
Spielmann, Stephanie S.
MacDonald, Geoff
Maxwell, Jessica A.
Joel, Samantha
Peragine, Diana
Muise, Amy
Impett, Emily A.
Publication Title: 
Social Work in Public Health

This research explores whether participation in Medicaid is a determinant of hours of employment among unmarried parenting female heads of households with at least one child younger than age 6. The measures include Medicaid participation, Children's Health Insurance Program participation, health status, and Medicaid generosity. A multilevel regression was conducted using data from the Current Population Survey 2011 Annual Social and Economic (ASEC) Supplement.

Author(s): 
Rosen, Gina
Publication Title: 
International Journal of Aging & Human Development

With China's gender imbalance and increasingly severe male marriage squeeze, patterns of intergenerational support in rural areas are likely to undergo significant change. Using data from a survey of four towns from X county in Anhui province carried out in 2008, this article analyzes the effects of sons' marital status on intergenerational support. Random-effect regression analysis shows that son's marital status has strong effects on financial support to and coresidence with parents.

Author(s): 
Jin, Xiaoyi
Guo, Qiuju
Feldman, Marcus W.
Publication Title: 
Southern Medical Journal

BACKGROUND: Clinically relevant questions remain about who uses alternative medicine, which treatments they use and why. METHODS: The random digit dialing survey method was used to ask Florida residents about their lifetime use of 11 different alternative therapies. The response rate was 54% (n=1,012). RESULTS: Sixty-two percent of respondents had used one or more of these alternative therapies. Women, unmarried persons, those with regular physicians, and those with poor self-rated health were the highest users.

Author(s): 
Burg, M. A.
Hatch, R. L.
Neims, A. H.

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