Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal


The original idea of marriage is different from today’s current idea of marriage. Although the idea of marriage is different all over the world, the idea of a marriage based on love is an ever- growing trend throughout the world. This idea of marriage for love is no longer secluded to the western cultures. In this paper there is a critique of different literatures on what marriage means and the idea of cohabitation as well as a study conducted to review how undergraduate college students feel about the relevancy of marriage in today’s society. The study was conducted to test the idea that marriage is no longer relevant in today’s society. With more people cohabiting this seems to be a relevant idea to test. The method used was a random assignment of undergraduate students who took a ten question survey that addressed questions on marriage as well as cohabitation. The participants in the study, however, seem to favor marriage over cohabitation.

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