9780137766673

Understanding Family Communication

by ;
  • ISBN13:

    9780137766673

  • ISBN10:

    013776667X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-10-01
  • Publisher: Pearson

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
List Price: $188.40 Save up to $37.68
  • Rent Book $150.72
    Add to Cart Free Shipping

    TERM
    PRICE
    DUE

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

  • The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.
  • The Rental copy of this book is not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Summary

Written in an engaging manner that speaks directly to students, this text explores communication and the process of meaning-making in the family. It integrates theory and research with narrative, conveys a sense of relatedness among the ideas explored, and emphasizes that the study of family communication can be personally meaningful as well as academically satisfying.

Table of Contents

I.CONCEPTUAL FOUNDATIONS.

1.Premises and Perspectives.

2.Communication Processes.

3.The Family as a Meaning-Making System.

II.COMING TOGETHER AND WIDENING THE CIRCLE.

4.Courtship and Commitment.

5.Marital Reality Construction.

III.PATTERNS AND PROCESSES.

6.Expanding Complexity.

7.Rules.

8.Family Stories.

9.Myths, Metaphors, and Themes.

10.Roles and Family Types.

11.Change and Growth.

References.

Glossary.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

Rewards Program

Write a Review