Connects theory to reality
Exploring Marriages and Families, 2/e by Karen T. Seccombe illustrates the ways in which historical, cultural, social, and political factors influence readers’ decision making in relationships. Grounded in theory and the most up-to-date research, this title takes an integrated focus on assessment helping readers gain a better understanding of the social context in which they live and the relevance of social science to their lives.
MySocLab is an integral part of the Seccombe learning program. Engaging activities and assessments provide a teaching a learning system that helps students see the world through a sociological lens. With MySocLab, students can develop critical thinking skills through writing, explore real-world data through the new Social Explorer, and watch the latest entries in the Core Concept Video Series.
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BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1: Why Study Families and Other Close Relationships?
Chapter 2: Social Status: Sex, Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Social Class
Chapter 3: Building Relationships
Chapter 4: Love and Loving Relationships
Chapter 5: Sexual Identity, Behavior, and Relationships
Chapter 6: Communication, Conflict, and Power in Our Relationships
Chapter 7: Marriage
Chapter 8: Thinking about Parenthood
Chapter 10: Families and the Work They Do
Family Stress and Crisis: Violence among Intimates
Chapter 12: The Process of Divorce
Chapter 13: Family Life, Partnering, and Remarriage after Divorce
Chapter 14: Families in Middle and Later Life
Chapter 15: Looking Ahead: Helping Families Flourish