Choices in Relationships: Introduction to Marriage and Family (with Infotrac) / Edition 8

Choices in Relationships: Introduction to Marriage and Family (with Infotrac) / Edition 8

by David Knox, Caroline Schacht, Caroline Schacht
     
 

This "choices" theme based marriage and family textbook supports the goals of most professors by applying research and theory to students' lives, and by encouraging lively classroom discussion. How? Through its interactive pedagogy (e.g. self assessments), currency of data, engaging writing style, and focus on social policy issues within the context of each chapter.… See more details below

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This "choices" theme based marriage and family textbook supports the goals of most professors by applying research and theory to students' lives, and by encouraging lively classroom discussion. How? Through its interactive pedagogy (e.g. self assessments), currency of data, engaging writing style, and focus on social policy issues within the context of each chapter. The authors show students how positive outcomes in personal relationships depend on making intelligent choices. They accomplish this by encouraging students to explore the tradeoffs that choices involve, how to view situations in a positive light, and how not making a choice is really a choice. Thus, students learn to approach every intimate relationship with the new freedom and new responsibility that choices involve.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534625238
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
07/16/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
576
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1. Choices in Relationships: An Introduction. 2. Gender in Relationships. 3. Love in Relationships. 4. Hanging Out, Pairing Off, and Cohabitation. 5. Sexuality in Relationships. 6. Singlehood and Same-Sex Relationships. 7. Mate Selection. 8. Marriage Relationships. 9. Communication in Relationships. 10. Planning Children and Contraception. 11. Parenting. 12. Balancing Work and Family Life. 13. Stress and Crisis in Relationships. 14. Violence and Abuse in Relationships. 15. Divorce. 16. Remarriage and Stepfamilies. 17. Aging in Marriage and Family Relationships. Epilogue: The Future of the Family. Special Topics: A. Careers in Marriage and the Family. B. Evaluating Research in Marriage and the Family. C. Money and Debt Management in Marriage. D. HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. E. Sexual Anatomy and Physiology. F. Resources and Organizations. Appendices. A. Individual Autobiography Outline. B. Family Autobiography Outline. C. Prenuptial Agreement of a Remarried Couple. D. Living Will. E. Durable Power of Attorney. Glosssary. References. Name Index. Subject Index. Photo Credits.

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