Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths / Edition 4

Marriages and Families: Intimacy, Diversity, and Strengths / Edition 4

by David Olson, John D. DeFrain, John DeFrain
     
 

ISBN-10: 0072523441

ISBN-13: 9780072523447

Pub. Date: 08/12/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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, both seasoned family scholars and therapists, integrate research, theory, and practical application with an interdisciplinary perspective

Overview

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, both seasoned family scholars and therapists, integrate research, theory, and practical application with an interdisciplinary perspective on marriage and family.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072523447
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/12/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
640
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.11(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: Social Context of Intimate Relationships
Chapter 1: Perspectives on Intimate Relationships
Chapter 2: Cultural Diversity: Family Strengths and Challenges
Chapter 3: Understanding Marriage and Family Dynamics
Part II: Dynamics of Intimate Relationships
Chapter 4: Communication and Intimacy
Chapter 5: Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Chapter 6: Sexual Intimacy
Chapter 7: Gender Roles and Power in the Family
Chapter 8: Managing Economic Resources
Part III: Stages of Intimate Relationships
Chapter 9: Friendship, Intimacy, and Singlehood
Chapter 10: Dating, Mate Selection, and Living Together
Chapter 11: Marriage: Building a Strong Foundation
Chapter 12: Parenthood: Choices and Challenges
Chapter 13: Midlife and Older Couples
Part IV: Challenges and Opportunities
Chapter 14: Stress, Abuse, and Family Problems
Chapter 15: Divorce, Single-Parent Families, and Step-Families
Chapter 16: Strengthening Marriages and Families Resources

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