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THINK Marriages and Families

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Summary

THINK Currency. THINK Relevancy. THINK Marriages and Families. THINK Marriages and Families is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your classroom with little additional work. An engaging visual design developed with extensive student feedback and 15 page chapters makes THINK Marriages and Familiesthe textbook your students will actually read. This student-friendly text delivers the core concepts of Marriages and Familiesin a way they can easily understand. Teaching & Learning Experience Personalize Learning- MySearchLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking Chapter organization follows a three-step process that presents the topic, encourages students to think theoretically, and uncovers marriage in action. Engage Students Real life examples and discussions help students apply what they learn. Explore Theory Three main sociological paradigms are discussed visually through an infographic in every chapter. Understand Diversity Global comparisons are found in every chapter within a designated feature box. Support Instructors -Written activities and assessment in MySearchLab offer instructors supplemental materials to help their students succeed. Note:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205861458 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205861453

Author Biography

Jenifer Kunz is a Professor of Sociology at West Texas A&M University where she has taught since 1993.  She currently serves as the Department Head for the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work.  She received her Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in 1994. She has made several scholarly presentations about the family on the national and international level and her articles and publications have appeared in many academic journals and books. Dr. Kunz has received numerous awards for teaching and has been an international visiting professor several times at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada for the Department of Sociology. She has also served as a consultant and a facilitator for various government and independent agencies. She is actively involved in the community and mentoring.  Dr. Kunz's areas of specialization include marriage and the family. She is a member of many professional associations and academic organizations that focus on the family. She has a special interest on the effects of divorce on children.

Table of Contents

In this Section:  

1) Brief Table of Contents

2) Full Table of Contents

 

1) Brief Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Marriage and Family

Chapter 2: How to Study Marriage and the Family

Chapter 3: Communication, Power, and Conflict

Chapter 4: The Role of Gender

Chapter 5: Friendship, Affection, Love, and Intimacy

Chapter 6: Sex and Fertility

Chapter 7: Choosing a Partner

Chapter 8: Preparing for Children and Parenting

Chapter 9: Family Variation

Chapter 10: Middle-Aged and Aging Families

Chapter 11: The Effects of Work and the Economy

Chapter 12: Family and Social Institutions: Education, Religion, Politics, and the Legal System

Chapter 13: Stress, Violence, and Abuse in Marriages and Families

Chapter 14: Separation and Divorce

Chapter 15: Single Parent Families, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies

Chapter 16: Enduring Marriage and Families: Successful Patterns of Commitment

 


2) Full Table of Contents

 

Chapter 1: Introduction to Marriage and Family

Get the Topic: What Defines a Family, and What Are the Historical and Current Trends in Marriages and Families?

Defining Marriage and Family

History of the American Family

Current Trends in Families

Go Global: Major Trends Affecting Families: South America in Perspective

From Classroom to Community: Diversity in Homeless Families

Think Marriages and Families: How Do Different Theorists View the Family?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Is the Meaning of Family?

Perspectives of the Family

Make Connections: Marriage and Family

 

Chapter 2: How to Study Marriage and the Family

Get the Topic: What Models and Methods Do Social Scientists Use in Assessing the Development of Families?

Family Development Theory

Go Global: Work Stress Increases around the World

Think Marriages and Families: What Theories Guide Researchers in Studying Marriages and Families?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Research Can You Do in Your Own Family?

A Family Worksheet

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Make Connections: Family Changes and Common Factors

From Classroom to Community: Coping with Alcoholism and Domestic Violence

 

Chapter 3: Communication, Power, and Conflict

Get the Topic: How Do Patterns of Communication, Power, and Conflict Affect Family Life?

Communication

Communication Patterns

Problems and Solutions in Family Communication

Family Power

Decision Making in Marriages and Families

Go Global: World’s Most Emotional Countries

Conflict and Managing Conflict

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Family Interaction?

Adjusting to Divorce: Theoretical Perspectives

Make Connections: Effective and Ineffective Communication

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Does Family Therapy Address Issues of Communication, Power, and Conflict?

Marriage and Family Therapy

From Classroom to Community: Helping Families Communicate

 

Chapter 4: The Role of Gender

Get the Topic: What Are the Differences between Sex and Gender?

Sex vs. Gender

Patriarchy and Sexism

The Process of Socialization

Gender Roles and Marriage: Is It Better for Men than for Women?

Sexuality and Sexual Orientation

The Effect of Sex on Health

Go Global: Women in Belarus

Think Marriages and Families: What Influences a Person’s Gender Role?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Effect Do Gender and Sexual Orientation Have on Individuals?

Violating a Norm

Make Connections

From Classroom to Community: “Boys Will Be Boys”

 

Chapter 5: Friendship, Affection, Love, and Intimacy

Get the Topic: How Do Friendship, Affection, Love, and Intimacy Affect Marriages and Families?

What Is Friendship?

Hooking Up

What Is Affection?

What Is Intimacy?

Love

Go Global: Culture and PDA

General Theories of Love

Passionate Love vs. Companionate Love

How to Increase Love in Your Relationships

Make Connections: Building Blocks of Successful Relationships

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Love in Marriages and Families?

Functionalism

Conflict Theory

Symbolic Interactionism

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Can Couples Address Intimacy Problems?

From Classroom to Community: Counseling for Young Spouses

 

Chapter 6: Sex and Fertility

Get the Topic: How Do Sexual Behavior and Fertility Affect Marriages and Families?

Sexual Norms

Make Connections: Sexual Norms and Cultural Universals

Sexual Behavior and Satisfaction

Extramarital Affairs

Adolescent Premarital Sex

Fertility

Teen Pregnancy

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Go Global: Religious Affiliation and Extramarital Sex among Men in Brazil

Sex Education

From Classroom to Community: Learning to Serve

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Sex and Sexual Reproduction?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Is Sex Trafficking?

Sex Slavery and Sex Trafficking

 

Chapter 7: Choosing a Partner

Get the Topic: What Are the Historical and Current Trends in Dating and Mate Selection?

Dating

Theories of Mate Selection

From Classroom to Community: Safe Dating

Go Global: Arranged Marriage in India

My Parents Picked My Spouse

Think Marriages and Families: How Do Theorists View Dating and Mate Selection?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Are Couples and Families Finding Creative Ways to Date?

Keeping Dating Fresh

Make Connections: Dating and Mate Selection

 

Chapter 8: Preparing for Children and Parenting

Get the Topic: What Factors Should Be Considered When Making Parenting Decisions?

Choosing to Parent

Infertility

Fertility Technologies

Contraception

Do Your Homework

Ending a Pregnancy before Birth

Adoption

Go Global: The One-Child Policy in China

Pregnancy and Childbirth

The Transition to Parenthood

Parenting Styles

Parent–Child Relationships

From Classroom to Community: Learning to Serve

Think Marriages and Families: What Theories Describe the Relationships between Parents and Children?

Functionalism

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Conflict Theory

Symbolic Interactionism

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Do People Handle Infertility?

Make Connections Should I Become a Parent?

 

Chapter 9: Family Variation

Get the Topic: What Types of Families Exist in the 21st Century?

Families in the United States 151

Make Connections: Family Variations, Gender, and Partner Choices

Go Global: A Cultural Universal

Think Marriages and Families: What Theories Are Used to Analyze Family Organization and Relationships?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Family Issues Are Currently being Debated in the United States?

The Gay Blogger and Miss California

From Classroom to Community: A Variety of Families

 

Chapter 10: Middle-Aged and Aging Families

Get the Topic: What Challenges Do Middle-Aged and Aging Families Face?

Middle-Aged Families

Aging Families

Death, Loss, and Grieving

When Death Is Unexpected

Go Global: Aging and Death around the World

Think Marriages and Families: How Does Aging Affect Individuals, Families, and Society?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: Can Elderly People Afford Essential Prescription Drugs?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Make Connections: Intergenerational Relationships

From Classroom to Community: Serving the Elderly

 

Chapter 11: The Effects of Work and the Economy

Get the Topic: What Are the Effects of Work and Unemployment on Individuals and Families?

Economic Stress

A Family Economic Profile

The Effects of Work on Families

Working Women

Balancing Family and Work

Stay-at-Home Dads

Go Global: Changing Roles for Working-Class Men in Japan

Sexual Harassment

Unemployment

Social Class and Socioeconomic Status

From Classroom to Community: Working with Low-Income Families

Think Marriages and Families: How Does Social Class Affect Individuals and Families?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: Will Encouraging Marriage Reduce the Poverty Rate?

Make Connections: Financial Stress and Hardship

 

Chapter 12: Family and Social Institutions: Education, Religion, Politics, and the Legal System

Get the Topic: How Do Social Institutions such as Education, Religion, Politics, and the Legal System Impact Marriages and Families?

Education

Religion

Politics

Go Global: Religion and Japanese Culture

The Legal System

From Classroom to Community: Encouraging the Youth Vote

Think Marriages and Families: How Do Different Theorists View Marriages and Families in the Context of Social Institutions?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Are Family Therapists Responding to Diversity within Marriages and Families?

Family Diversity and Family Therapy

Make Connections: Social Institutions and the Family

 

Chapter 13: Stress, Violence, and Abuse in Marriages and Families

Get the Topic: What Are Different Stressors that Can Lead to Violence and Abuse?

Stress

What Are Violence and Abuse?

Balancing Work and Relaxation

Types of Violence and Abuse

Managing and Preventing Violence and Abuse

From Classroom to Community: It Could Be Me

Go Global: Domestic Violence in Afghanistan

Think Marriages and Families: What Are Some Theories that Can Explain Violence and Abuse?

Functionalism

Conflict Theory

Symbolic Interactionism

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action:How Can Subjectivity Enhance Data Collection on Domestic

Violence?

Make Connections: Reconnecting with the Family

 

Chapter 14: Separation and Divorce

Get the Topic: What Are the Statistical, Legal, and Historical Trends in Divorce?

Separation

Divorce

Go Global: Divorce Rates around the World

Divorce Risk Factors

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Divorce?

Adjusting to Divorce: Theoretical Perspectives

From Classroom to Community: When Divorce Is the Only Option

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Do Demographers Measure Divorce?

Measures of Divorce

Make Connections: Divorce and Family Relationships

 

Chapter 15: Single-Parent Families, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies

Get the Topic: What Are the Characteristics of Single- Parent Families, Remarried Families, and Stepfamilies, and What Challenges Do They Face?

Modern Families

Types of Single-Parent Families

From Classroom to Community: Poverty and the Single Parent

Remarriage

Stepfamilies

Go Global: Divorce, Separation, and Remarriage in Austrian Families

Think Marriages and Families: How Do Different Theorists View Single-Parent Families, Remarried Families, and Stepfamilies?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Organizations Can Assist Stepfamilies and Blended

Families?

Make Connections: Nontraditional Families

 

Chapter 16: Enduring Marriages and Families: Successful Patterns of Commitment

Get the Topic: What Are the Characteristics of an Effective Marriage and a Successful Family?

What Is Commitment?

Factors that Affect Commitment

Characteristics of Effective Marriages

Characteristics of Effective Families

The Family Today and Tomorrow

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century: U.S. Families in Social Context

Make Connections: Family Commitment and Adversity

Go Global: Future Families

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories that Analyze Family Relationships and the Role of the Family in Society?

Wrap Your Mind around the Theory

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Does Research Define a Successful Family?

Measures of Success

From Classroom to Community: Random Acts of Kindness

 



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