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An introductory text, Marriages & Families accentuates the positive aspects of relationships and focuses on enriching students' knowledge and experience in building strong, successful couple and family relationships. The authors, seasoned family scholars and therapists, integrate research, theory, and practical application with an interdisciplinary perspective on marriage and family.To enhance teaching and student learning, a newAWARE (Awareness of Attitudes and Relationships Expectations) Online (2008)computerized assessment has been designed specifically for the sixth edition and contains 15 categories that match the chapters of the book. Go to the student and instructor sides of this Web site for more information on AWARE.
Table of Contents
|About the Authors|
|A Visual Preview|
|The Social Context of Intimate Relationships|
|Perspectives on Intimate Relationships|
|Cultural Diversity: Family Strengths and Challenges|
|Understanding Marriage and Family Dynamics|
|Dynamics of Intimate Relationships|
|Communication and Intimacy|
|Conflict and Conflict Resolution|
|Gender Roles and Power In the Family|
|Managing Economic Resources|
|Stages of Intimate Relationships|
|Friendship, Intimacy, and Singlehood|
|Dating, Mate Selection, and Living Together|
|Marriage: Building a Strong Foundation|
|Parenthood: Choices and Challenges|
|Midlife and Older Couples|
|Challenges and Opportunities|
|Stress, Abuse, and Family Problems|
|Divorce, Single-Parent Families, and Stepfamilies|
|Strengthening Marriages and Families|
|Couple and Family Scales|
|Family Science and Family Research Methods|
|Contraception and Abortion Options|
|Pregnancy and Childbirth|
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