Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-06-08
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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Practicality Readability Student-centered approach to learning This book offers practical advice on marriages, families, and other intimate relationships. As our world becomes more complicated, people find it more difficult to navigate intimate, lasting relationships. This book engages readers with high-interest, useful information, providing a research-based yet inviting introduction to finding personal happiness in an increasingly complex world.

Table of Contents

SEEKING: Finding Happiness in Relationships in a Complex World
Seeking Happiness Through Love & Intimacy
Intimacy, Marriage, & Family
The Challenges to Relationships & Families Today
Self-Assessment: The RELATionship Evaluation Questionnaire
Key Terms Used in This Chapter
UNDERSTANDING: Learning about Intimate Behavior
A Short History of Marriage
Learning How to Think: Keys to Being Open-Minded
How Do You Know Whatrsquo;s True? Learning to Evaluate Research Results
Theoretical Perspectives on the Family
Self-Assessment: Gaining Self-Knowledge from the Harvard Project Implicit Website
Key Terms Used in This Chapter
GENDER: The Meanings of Masculinity & Femininity
Understanding Gender & Gender Roles
Why Did Do Gender Roles Develop Differently Differ? Some Theories
Gender Socialization: Who Teaches Us How to Act Male or Female?
Gender Roles in Transition: Multiple Masculinities & Femininities
Self-Assessment: Whatrsquo;s Your Gender Communications Quotient? Key Terms Used in This Chapter
LOVE: The Many Faces
How Do Different People Experience Love Can We Define Love?
The Origins of Love: Some Theories
The Dark Face of Love: Jealousy, Unrequited Love, & Attempts to Control
How Can You If Itrsquo;s Whether Itrsquo;s Meaningful Love?
Self-Assessment: How Capable Are You of Being Intimate?

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