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THINK Relevancy

THINK Marriages and Families


With an engaging visuald design, 15 page chapters, and chapter openers about popular movies, THINK Marriages and Families is the Marriage and Family text your students will read.

THINK Marriages and Families is informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your classroom with little additional work.

An engaging visual design developed with the benefit of extensive student feedback will appeal to your students and deliver the core concepts for the Marriage and Family course in a way that they can actually understand.

The groundbreaking instructor supplements package will help you bring the core concepts of Sociology to life, without burdening your students with heavy, too dense and too expensive learning solutions.

Thinkspot, the text’s open access website, provides students with a large resource of tools to help them achieve a better grade.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205739257
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 1/15/2010
  • Series: Think Series
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 8.90 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenifer Kunz is a Professor of Sociology at West Texas A&M University where she has taught since 1993. She currently serves as the Department Head for the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work. She received her Ph.D. from Brigham Young University in 1994. She has made several scholarly presentations about the family on the national and international level and her articles and publications have appeared in many academic journals and books. Dr. Kunz has received numerous awards for teaching and has been an international visiting professor several times at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada for the Department of Sociology. She has also served as a consultant and a facilitator for various government and independent agencies. She is actively involved in the community and mentoring. Dr. Kunz's areas of specialization include marriage and the family. She is a member of many professional associations and academic organizations that focus on the family. She has a special interest on the effects of divorce on children.

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Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1 Introduction to Marriage and Family

Chapter 2 How to Study Marriage and the Family

Chapter 3 Communication, Power, and Conflict

Chapter 4 The Role of Gender

Chapter 5 Friendship, Affection, Love, and Intimacy

Chapter 6 Sex and Fertility

Chapter 7 Choosing a Partner

Chapter 8 Preparing for Children and Parenting

Chapter 9 Family Variation

Chapter 10 Middle-aged and Aging Families

Chapter 11 The Effects of Work and the Economy

Chapter 12 Family and Social Institutions: Education, Religion, Politics, and the Legal System

Chapter 13 Stress, Violence, and Abuse in Marriage and Families

Chapter 14 Separation and Divorce

Chapter 15 Single-Parent Families, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies

Chapter 16 Enduring Marriages and Families: Successful Patterns of Commitment

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1 Introduction to Marriage and Family

Get the Topic: What Defines a Family, and What Are the Historical and Current Trends in Marriage and Family?

Think Marriages and Families: How Do Different Theorists View the Family?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Is the Meaning of Family?

Chapter 2 How to Study Marriage and the Family

Get the Topic: What Models and Methods Do Social Scientists Use in Assessing the Development of Families?

Think Marriages and Families: What Theories Guide Researchers in Studying Marriage and Families?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Research Can You Do in Your Own Family?

Chapter 3 Communication, Power, and Conflict

Get the Topic: How Do Patterns of Communication, Power, and Conflict Affect Family Life?

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories Behind Family Interaction?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Does Family Therapy Address Issues of Communication, Power, and Conflict?

Chapter 4 The Role of Gender

Get the Topic: What Are the Differences between Sex and Gender?

Think Marriages and Families: What Influences a Person’s Gender Role?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Effect Do Gender and Sexual Orientation Have on Individuals?

Chapter 5 Friendship, Affection, Love, and Intimacy

Get the Topic: How Do Friendship, Affection, Love, and Intimacy Affect Marriage and Family?

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Love in Marriage and Families?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Can Couples Address Intimacy Problems?

Chapter 6 Sex and Fertility

Get the Topic: How Do Sexual Behavior and Fertility Affect Marriages and Families?

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Sex and Sexual Reproduction?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What is Sex Trafficking?

Chapter 7 Choosing a Partner

Get the Topic: What Are the Historical and Current Trends in Dating and Mate Selection?

Think Marriages and Families: How Do Theorists View Dating and Mate Selection?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Are Couples and Families Finding Creative Ways to Date?

Chapter 8 Preparing for Children and Parenting

Get the Topic: What Factors Should Be Considered When Making Parenting Decisions?

Think Marriages and Families: What Theories Describe the Relationships between Parents and Children?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Do People Handle Infertility?

Chapter 9 Family Variation

Get the Topic: What Types of Families Exist in the 21st Century?

Think Marriages and Families: What Theories Are Used to Analyze Family Organization and Relationships?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What About Same-Sex Marriage?

Chapter 10 Middle-aged and Aging Families

Get the Topic: What Challenges Do Middle-Aged and Aging Families Face?

Think Marriages and Families: How Does Aging Affect Individuals, Families, and Society?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: Can Elderly People Afford Essential Prescription Drugs?

Chapter 11 The Effects of Work and the Economy

Get the Topic: What are the Effects of Work and Unemployment on Individuals and Families?

Think Marriages and Families: How Does Social Class Affect Individuals and Families?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: Will Encouraging Marriage Reduce the Poverty Rate?

Chapter 12 Family and Social Institutions: Education, Religion, Politics, and the Legal System

Get the Topic: How Do Social Institutions such as Education, Religion, Politics, and the Legal System Impact Marriages and Families?

Think Marriages and Families: How Do Different Theorists View Marriages and Families in the Context of Social Institutions?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Are Family Therapists Responding to Diversity within Marriages and Families?

Chapter 13 Stress, Violence, and Abuse in Marriage and Families

Get the Topic: What Are Different Stressors that Can Lead to Violence and Abuse?

Think Marriages and Families: What Are Some Theories that Can Explain Violence and Abuse?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Can Subjectivity Enhance Data Collection on Domestic Violence?

Chapter 14 Separation and Divorce

Get the Topic: What Are the Statistical, Legal, and Historical Trends in Divorce?

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Divorce?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Do Demographers Measure Divorce?

Chapter 15 Single-Parent Families, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies

Get the Topic: What Are the Characteristics of Single-Parent Families, Remarried Families, and Stepfamilies and What Challenges Do They Face?

Think Marriages and Families: How Do Different Theorists View Single-Parent Families, Remarried Families, and Stepfamilies?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Organizations Can Assist Stepfamilies and Blended Families?

Chapter 16 Enduring Marriages and Families: Successful Patterns of Commitment

Get the Topic: What Are the Characteristics of an Effective Marriage and a Successful Family?

Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories that Analyze Family Relationships and the Role of the Family in Society?

Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Does Research Define a Successful Family?

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