Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families with PowerWeb

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-05-17
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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This text is a comprehensive introduction to marriage and the family with the most current research base and an emphasis on family background and diversity. It presents a positive perspective on families and focuses on the importance of public and social policy in the lives of families. The text explains research and statistics in a manner easy for students to follow and understand.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 2: Family Backgrounds and How They Influence Us

Chapter 3: Gender: Identity and Roles

Chapter 4: Being Single

Chapter 5: Attraction and Dating

Chapter 6: Love and Mate Selection

Chapter 7: Qualities of a Successful Marriage

Chapter 8: Marital Relationships Over The Family Life Cycle

Chapter 9: Work, Family Roles, and Material Resources

Chapter 10: Power, Decision Making, and Communication

Chapter 11: Family Planning and Parenting

Chapter 12: Pregnancy and Childbirth

Chapter 13: Parent-Child Relationships

Chapter 14: Parents and Extended Family Relationships

Chapter 15: Conflict, Family Crises, and Crisis Management

Chapter 16: The Family and Divorce

Chapter 17: Coming Together: Remarriage and Stepparenting




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