Marriages and Families : Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-11-13
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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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

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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
Sexual Intimacy
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
Name Index
Subject Index
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