Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths

Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths

by David H. Olson, John DeFrain, Linda Skogrand
     
 

This introduction to marriages and families accentuates the positive aspects of relationships and focuses on enriching students’ knowledge and experience in building strong, successful couple and family relationships. The authors, seasoned family scholars and therapists, integrate research, theory, and practical application with an interdisciplinary perspective… See more details below

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This introduction to marriages and families accentuates the positive aspects of relationships and focuses on enriching students’ knowledge and experience in building strong, successful couple and family relationships. The authors, seasoned family scholars and therapists, integrate research, theory, and practical application with an interdisciplinary perspective on marriage and family. The new edition includes a unique self-assessment program, AWARE (Awareness of Attitudes and Relationships Expectations) Online (2008), a computerized student assessment tool with pre-and post tests designed specifically to match the chapter content for the sixth edition of the text.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900073380048
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
11/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

Brief Contents

Boxed Features

About the Authors

Preface

A Visual Preview


Part One: The Social Context of Intimate Relationships

Chapter One. Perspectives on Intimate Relationships

Chapter Two. Cultural Diversity: Family Strengths and Challenges

Chapter Three. Understanding Marriage and Family Dynamics


Part Two: Dynamics of Intimate Relationships

Chapter Four. Communication and Intimacy

Chapter Five. Conflict and Conflict Resolution

Chapter Six. Sexual Intimacy

Chapter Seven. Gender Roles and Power In the Family

Chapter Eight. Managing Economic Resources


Part Three. Stages of Intimate Relationships

Chapter Nine. Friendship, Intimacy, and Singlehood

Chapter Ten. Dating, Mate Selection, and Living Together

Chapter Eleven. Marriage: Building a Strong Foundation

Chapter Twelve. Parenthood: Choices and Challenges

Chapter Thirteen. Midlife and Older Couples


Part Four. Challenges and Opportunities

Chapter Fourteen. Stress, Abuse, and Family Problems

Chapter Fifteen. Divorce, Single-Parent Families, and Stepfamilies

Chapter Sixteen. Strengthening Marriages and Families


Appendices



Appendix A. Couple and Family Scales

Appendix B.
Family Science and Family Research Methods

Appendix C. Contraception and Abortion Options

Appendix D.
Pregnancy and Childbirth

Glossary

References

Credits

Name Index

Subject Index

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