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Overview

A candid and thoughtful conversation about families and family life. This text combines the personal touch and scholarly expertise of an outstanding teacher to explore the ways that family members and intimate partners interact, and how families adapt to stresses, changes and everyday challenges. We are all a product of our families of origin. How that influences who we are and who we become is a central theme woven throughout Family Life Now. This book follows the Family Life Education framework to examine marriages, families, and intimate relationships. Throughout the text, theories from the fields of sociology, family studies, psychology, lifespan human development, and other social sciences are integrated so that they can be applied to real life situations. The text also presents enough biological science to explain some of the physical realities of who we are and why we behave as we do.


What is the Pearson Census Update Edition?

The Census Update edition incorporates 2010 Census data into a course—simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program are as follows:

  • Census Update Edition - Features fully updated data throughout the text—including all charts and graphs—to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. This edition also includes a reproduction of the 2010 Census Questionnaire for your students to explore in detail.
  • 2010 Census Update Primer - A brief seven-chapter overview of the Census, including important information about the Constitutional mandate, research methods, who is affected by the Census, and how data is used. Additionally, the primer explores key contemporary topics such as race and ethnicity, the family, and poverty. The primer can be packaged with any Pearson text at no additional cost, and is available via MySocLab, MySocKit, and MySearchLab. The primer can also be purchased standalone.
    • 2010 Census Update Primer Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank - Includes explanations of what has been updated, in-class activities, homework activities associated with the MyLabs and MyKits, discussion questions for the primer, and test questions related to the primer.
  • MyFamilyLab - Gives students the opportunity to explore the methods and data and apply the results in a dynamic interactive online environment. It includes:
    • primary source readings relevant to the Census
    • an online version of the 2010 Census Update Primer
    • a series of activities using 2010 Census results
    • video clips explaining and exploring the Census

This Books a la Carte Plus Edition is an unbound, three-hole punched version of the textbook and provides students the opportunity to personalize their book by incorporating their own notes and taking only the portion of the book they need to class - all at an affordable price. It comes packaged with an access code to MyFamilyLab, a fully integrated multimedia eText that helps students study for exams, explore concepts from the texts, write research paper, and better understand their own attitudes and beliefs.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205204021
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/26/2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1: Family Life Now

Chapter 2: Understanding Families through Research and Theory

Chapter 3: Family Communication, Conflict, and Forgiveness

Chapter 4: Gender in Today’s Society

Chapter 5: Intimacy: Developing and Experiencing Affectionate Bonds

Chapter 6: Love and Loving

Chapter 7: The Path to Commitment: Attraction, Dating, and Parenthood

Chapter 8: Coupling: From Singlehood to Marriage

Chapter 9: You, Sex, and Sexuality

Chapter 10: The Choices and Challenges of Childbearing

Chapter 11: Parenting Choices, Challenges, and Changes

Chapter 12: Work and Family

Chapter 13: Uncoupling: Relationship Deterioration and Divorce

Chapter 14: Rebuilding Family Life Following Divorce

Chapter 15: Family Change: Stress, Crisis, and Transition

Chapter 16: Family Life and Aging

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter One: Family Life Now

What Is Marriage? What Is Family?

Contemporary Families

Families in Cultural Contexts\ Family Life Education: The Study of Families through a Family Lens

Family Life Education

Chapter Two: Understanding Families through Research and Theory

Understanding Families through Research

Understanding Families through Theory

Family Interactions and You

Family Life Education

Chapter Three: Family Communication, Conflict, and Forgiveness

The Communication Process

Communication between Men and Women

Types of Communication

Cornerstones of Communication

Conflict in Relationships

The Role of Forgiveness in Family and Intimate Relationships

Family Life Education

Chapter Four: Gender in Today’s Society

It Matters: The Biology of Gender

It Matters: The Culture of Gender

The Theories of Gender Development

It Matters: The Agents of Socialization

It Matters: Gender and Contemporary Issues

Family Life Education

Chapter Five: Intimacy: Developing and Experiencing Affectionate Bonds

Intimacy: Do We Have A Need To Relate To Others?

Developing Intimacy

Obstacles to Intimacy

Family Life Education

Chapter 6: Love and Loving

Love Is a Cultural and Historical Experience

What Is Love, Actually?

Developing Love

Theories of Love and Loving

Family Life Education

Chapter 7: The Path To Commitment: Attraction, Dating, And Parenthood

“Frisky Business”: Interpersonal Attraction Theories

The Path to Commitment

Non-Marital Cohabitation: Living Together

Family Life Education

Chapter 8: Coupling: From Singlehood to Marriage

Being Single

The Act of Marriage

The Transition to Marriage: Why it’s So Tough

Satisfying Marriages

Family Life Education

Chapter 9: You, Sex, and Sexuality

Learning Sexuality: Cultural Contributions

Our Sexual Selves

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Relationships and Sex

Experiencing Sexual Difficulties

Family Life Education

Chapter 10: The Choices and Challenges of Childbearing

Childbearing Trends: Who’s Having Babies?

Having Children: Now, Later, Or Never?

Being Pregnant and Giving Birth

Unexpected Outcomes

Adoption: By Circumstance or Choice

Contraception and Abortion

Family Life Education

Chapter 11: Parenting Choices, Challenges, and Changes

Parenting Is a Process: Change over Time

The Styles of Parenting

From Partners to Parents: Making the Transition

Today’s Parents

Parenting 101: Best Practices For Parenting

Family Life Education

Chapter 12: Work and Family

Working Families: The Transformation of American Homes

Couples and Work: Just Trying To Make Ends Meet

The Balancing Act: Juggling Family Life and Work

The Government’s Role: Policies for Working Families

Marriage and Money

Family Life Education

Chapter 13: Uncoupling: Relationship Deterioration and Divorce

Uncoupling

Emotionally Ending the Marriage

Legally Ending the Marriage: The Formal Divorce

Avoiding Divorce: Getting a Marriage Back On Track

Family Life Education

Chapter 14: Rebuilding Family Life Following Divorce

The Aftermath of Divorce: Transitions

How Divorce Affects Children and Adolescents

Challenges for Single Parents

Transition to Repartnering

Family Life Education

Chapter 15: Family Change: Stress, Crisis, and Transition

Family Change

Family Crisis

Family Coping and Resilience

The Crisis of Family Violence

Family Life Education

Chapter 16: Family Life and Aging

Aging and the Aged

Marriage Experiences through Aging

Intergenerational Ties

Family Changes toward the End of Life

Dying and Death Experiences

Family Life Education

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