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Family Life Now : A Conversation about Marriages, Families, and Relationships (with Student Workbook),9780205523344
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Family Life Now : A Conversation about Marriages, Families, and Relationships (with Student Workbook)

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9780205523344

ISBN10:
020552334X
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Nonspecific Binding
Pub. Date:
1/1/2007
Publisher(s):
ALLYN & BACON
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Summary

A candid and scholarly conversation about families and family life.This text combinesthe personal touch and scholarly expertiseof an outstanding teacher to explore the ways that family members and intimate partners interact, and how families adapt to stresses, changes and everyday challenges. We are all a product of our families of origin. How that influences who we are and who we become is a central theme woven throughout Family Life Now.This book followsthe Family Life Education framework toexamine marriages, families, and intimate relationships. Throughout the text, theories from the fields of sociology, family studies, psychology, lifespan human development, and other social sciences are integrated so that they can be applied to real life situations. The text also presents enough biological science to explain some of the physical realities of who we are and why we behave as we do.

Table of Contents

Brief
Family Life Now: A Conversation
Family Contexts: The Many Areas of Family Life
Understanding the Family through Research and Theory
Family Communication: Meanings, Methods, and Messages
Gender in Contemporary Society
The Experiences of Relational Intimacy
Love and Loving
The Path to Commitment: Attraction, Dating, and Partnering
Coupling: From Singlehood to Marriage
Sex and Sexuality
The Choice and Challenge of Childbearing
Parenting: Choices, Challenges, and Changes
Family Change: Stress, Crisis, and Transition
Uncoupling: Conflict, Relationship Deterioration, and Divorce
Rebuilding: Family Life Following Divorce
Family Life and AgingFull
Family Life Now
Studying Marital and Family Relationship
Sunderstanding Today's Familie
Sunderstanding Marriage
Family Interactions And Youfamily Life Education
Summary
Family Contexts: The Many Facets of Family Life
Family Contexts: An Introduction
The Economic Context
The Religious Context
The Government Context: Family Policy And Family Life
Family Life Education
Summary
Understanding Families through Research and Theory
Understanding Families Through Research
Understanding Families Through Theory
Family Life Education
Summary
Family Communication and Conflict
The Communication Processtypes Of Communication
Conflict In Relationship
Scorners
Tones Of Communication
Family Life Education
Summary
Gender in Today's Society
The Biological Foundations Of Genderthe Social And Cultural Influences Of Gender
Gender And Contemporary Issues
Family Life Education
Summary
Intimacy: Developing and Experiencing Affectionate Bonds
Intimacy: Do We Have A Need To Relate To Others?
Developing Intimacyobstacles To Intimacy
Family Life Education
Summary
Love and Loving
Love Is A Cultural And Historical Experience
What Is Love?
Developing Love
Theories Of Love And Loving
Family Life Education
Summary
The Path to Commitment: Attraction, Dating, and Partnering
"Frisky Business": Interpersonal Attraction Theories
The Path To Commitment
Nonmarital Cohabitation
Family Life Education
Summary
Coupling: From Singlehood to Marriage
Being Singlethe Act Of Marriage
The Transition To Marriage: Why It's So Tough
Marital Satisfaction
Family Life Education
Summary
You, Sex, and Sexuality
Cultural Contributions To Sexuality
Biological Contributions To Sexuality
Understanding Sexual Responses In Women And Mensex In Marria
Genonmarital Sexother Kinds Of Sex
Family Life Education
Summary
The Choices and Challenges of Childbearing
Childbearing In America: Becoming Parentshow We Reproducethe Changes Through Pregnancy
Labor And Birthun
Expected Outcomesprotecting Your Reproductive Health: Understanding Sexually Transmitted Infections
Family Life Education
Summary
Parenting: Choices, Challenges, and Changes
Parenthood: A Family Is Bornthe Choices
The Challenges
The Changes
Family Life Education
Summary
Uncoupling: Relationship Deteri
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