Dating norms in other countries
But the new way of thinking nevertheless provided some people – the top pay-deciders – with a scientific-sounding justification for making choices that would once have left them deeply embarrassed.
So did one economics textbook deliver the inequality crisis we see around us? Simple greed, political opportunism, technological change and the decline in the influence of labour unions were also crucial factors.
Another film, "No Strings Attached," released in 2011, features two friends negotiating a sexual, yet nonromantic, component of their relationship.
Popular pro-hookup same-sex representations have also emerged in television series like "Queer as Folk" and "The L-Word." When it comes to real life, most of today's young adults report some casual sexual experience.
By the 1960s, young adults became even more sexually liberated, with the rise of feminism, widespread availability of birth control and growth of sex-integrated college party events.
Today, sexual behavior outside of traditional committed romantic pair-bonds has become increasingly typical and socially acceptable (Bogle, 2007, 2008).
The media have become a source of sex education, filled with often inaccurate portrayals of sexuality (Kunkel et al., 2005)."CE Corner" appears in the February 2012, April, July/August and November issues of the Monitor.