Emotions and the Family

Emotions and the Family

by Richard Fabes, Gary W Peterson, Suzanne Steinmetz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0789020505

ISBN-13: 9780789020505

Pub. Date: 07/21/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"The family is the place where minds come in contact with one another"
—Buddha

Emotions and the Family reflects the dramatic change in how professionals and practitioners working with today's families view the role of emotions in general family and marital processes. Professionals, researchers, and academics present a wide variety of

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"The family is the place where minds come in contact with one another"
—Buddha

Emotions and the Family reflects the dramatic change in how professionals and practitioners working with today's families view the role of emotions in general family and marital processes. Professionals, researchers, and academics present a wide variety of approaches to the study of emotion and family functioning, providing a rare theoretical and empirical look at how emotions regulate, guide, and influence actions and behaviors within the family. This unique book will provide you with new avenues of research, theory, measurement, and analysis, emphasizing contexts that range from the focus on specific relationships within the family to the impact of contextual influences in family emotionality.

Emotions and the Family examines the shift that has taken place in how practitioners and therapists view emotions—as having important interpsychic functions instead of as a function of intrapsychic processes. The book will show you how emotions are involved in almost every aspect of family development: from the beginnings of the family formation (dating, courting, and marriage) to the transition to parenthood (pregnancy, birth, bonding, and attachment) to the dissolution of family relationships (divorce, death). Authors discuss aspects of how the fabric of family life is woven together by the complex interplay of emotions, with essential information on:

marital/family relationships 
parenting
socialization
sibling relationships
family health
dysfunctional family processes
family therapy

and much more!

Emotions and the Family functions as an invaluable textbook for graduate studies in family sciences, child development, psychology, social work, and sociology. The book is equally effective as a professional resource for clinical practitioners in psychology, marriage and family therapy, and social work.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789020505
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/21/2003
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Pt. IGeneral Family/Marriage Processes
Introduction3
A Family-Wide Model for the Role of Emotion in Family Functioning13
A Meta-Analysis of Family Expressiveness and Children's Emotion Expressiveness and Understanding35
"When My Mommy Was Angry, I Was Speechless": Children's Perceptions of Maternal Emotional Expressiveness Within the Context of Economic Hardship63
Psychosocial Moderators of Emotional Reactivity to Marital Arguments: Results from a Daily Diary Study89
Emotional and Relational Consequences of Coping in Stepfamilies115
Affect Pattern Recognition: Using Discrete Hidden Markov Models to Discriminate Distressed from Nondistressed Couples139
The Role of Emotions in Marriage and Family Therapy: Past, Present, and Future165
Pt. IIDevelopmental and Parent-Child Processes
The Contribution of Older Siblings' Reactions to Emotions to Preschoolers' Emotional and Social Competence183
Children's Understanding of Emotion Communication in Families213
Maternal Sensitivity and Infant Emotional Reactivity: Concurrent and Longitudinal Relations243
Children's Emotional Reactions to Stressful Parent-Child Interactions: The Link Between Emotion Regulation and Vagal Tone265
The Coping with Children's Negative Emotions Scale (CCNES): Psychometric Properties and Relations with Children's Emotional Competence285
Parental Contributions to Preschoolers' Understanding of Emotion311
Children's Emotional Regulation and Social Competence in Middle Childhood: The Role of Maternal and Paternal Interactive Style345
Index367

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