BN.com Gift Guide

Family Life Now / Edition 2

Hardcover (Print)
Rent
Rent from BN.com
$23.62
(Save 83%)
Est. Return Date: 01/25/2015
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $23.50
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 83%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $23.50   
  • Used (7) from $0.00   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$23.50
Seller since 2002

Feedback rating:

(11854)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Acceptable
All text is legible, may contain markings, cover wear, loose/torn pages or staining and much writing. SKU:9780205632510-5-0

Ships from: Salem, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$23.50
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(7337)

Condition: Acceptable
Sail the Seas of Value

Ships from: Windsor Locks, CT

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$24.16
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(3062)

Condition: Good
All orders ship SAME or NEXT business day. Expedited shipments will be received in 1-5 business days within the United States. We proudly ship to APO/FPO addresses. 100% ... Satisfaction Guaranteed! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Grandview Heights, OH

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$24.70
Seller since 2002

Feedback rating:

(11854)

Condition: Good
May include moderately worn cover, writing, markings or slight discoloration. SKU:9780205632510-4-0

Ships from: Salem, OR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$63.13
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(631)

Condition: Good
Used - Good Hardcover. Textbook Only. 2nd Edition May contain highlighting/underlining/notes/etc. May have used stickers on cover. Ships same or next day. Expedited shipping takes ... 2-3 business days; standard shipping takes 4-14 business days. Read more Show Less

Ships from: Fayetteville, AR

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
$79.95
Seller since 2014

Feedback rating:

(19)

Condition: Acceptable
Boston, MA 2009 Hard cover 2nd ed. Fair. Glued binding. Paper over boards. 631 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white, Illustrations, color, Figures. Myfamilylab (Access ... Codes). Read more Show Less

Ships from: Pueblo West, CO

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Not Currently Available
$321.48
Seller since 2009

Feedback rating:

(293)

Condition: Very Good
Book may have signs of cover wear. Inside pages may have highlighting, writing, and/or underlining. Ships same day or next business day. Free USPS Tracking Number. Excellent ... Customer Service. Ships from TN Read more Show Less

Ships from: Nashville, TN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205632510
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 11/13/2009
  • Series: MyFamilyLab Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 672
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kelly Shea Welch teaches in the School of Family Studies and Human Services at Kansas State University. A native of Kansas, she received her Ph.D. in Family Studies at Kansas State University after working for many years as a doula, a professional birth attendant who provides emotional, physical, and informational support to the childbearing woman and her partner. Still today her research interests marry women’s health issues with family studies. Over the past 10 years, she has taught the large, introductory human growth and development course which enrolls a little more than 1,000 students per semester. The author of the interactive learning CD Roms, Development: Journey of a Lifetime, and Development: Journey through Childhood and Adolescence, she recognizes and emphasizes the value of active and learner-centered pedagogy that allows students to organize, integrate, and generate knowledge. In addition to teaching the human growth and development course, she also teaches the Family Relationships class that enrolls approximately 300 students each semester. She is a recipient of numerous teaching awards, including the Presidential Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching, and nominations for the United States Professor of the Year and the United States Distance Educator of the Year. These teaching awards and nominations recognize her distinct, innovative, and energetic teaching style–students consistently indicate that this unique teaching style puts them “on the edge” of their seats and holds their attention.

You can follow Dr. Welch on Twitter (drkellywelch), where you can ask questions and learn about intimate relationships and sex.

Read More Show Less

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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)