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Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction
     

Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction

by Brian K. Williams, Williams, Wahlstrom, Sawyer, Stacey Sawyer
 

ISBN-10: 0205366740

ISBN-13: 9780205366743

Pub. Date: 03/29/2005

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.

Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction

Second Edition

Brian K. Williams

Stacey C. Sawyer

Carl M. Wahlstrom

Practicality

Readability

Student-Centered Approach to Learning

Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition, provides a research-based introduction to the

Overview

Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction

Second Edition

Brian K. Williams

Stacey C. Sawyer

Carl M. Wahlstrom

Practicality

Readability

Student-Centered Approach to Learning

Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships: A Practical Introduction, Second Edition, provides a research-based introduction to the study of marriage and family, along with practical advice that readers can put to use in their own lives. With its accessible writing style and a unique set of features to promote active learning, this text engages readers with useful information about fundamental concepts and current issues. Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships, Second Edition, is a text that invites success.

New to This Edition:

MyFamilyLab is a state-of-the-art, interactive and instructive online solution for marriage and family courses. Designed to be used as a supplement to a traditional lecture course, or to completely administer an online course, MyFamilyLab is a fully integrated multimedia e-book that combines tutorials, videos, self-assessments, news articles, tests, and quizzes to make teaching and learning fun.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205366743
Publisher:
Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
Publication date:
03/29/2005
Series:
MyFamilyKit Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
8.54(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.08(d)

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1 SEEKING: Finding Happiness in Relationships in a Complex World

Chapter 2 UNDERSTANDING: Learning about Intimate Behavior

Chapter 3 GENDER: The Meanings of Masculinity & Femininity

Chapter 4 LOVE: The Many Faces

Chapter 5 INVOLVEMENT: Dating, Pairing, Courtship, & CohabitationChapter

Chapter 6 COMMUNICATION: Realizing Effective Intimacy

Chapter 7 SEXUALITY: Interpersonal Sexuality, Sexual Values, & Behavior

Chapter 8 MARRIAGE: The Ultimate Commitment?

Chapter 9: VARIATIONS Nonmarital Families & Households

Chapter 10 REPRODUCTION: Decisions about Having or Not Having Children

Chapter 11 PARENTING: Children, Families, & Generations

Chapter 12 WORK: Economics, Jobs, & Balancing Family Demands

Chapter 13 CRISES: Managing Stress, Disaster, Violence, & Abuse

Chapter 14 UNCOUPLING: Separation & Divorce

Chapter 15 REMARRIAGE: Reinvented, Renewed, & Blended Families

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

* All Chapters end with Key Terms Used in This Chapter, Summary, and Taking It to the Net

Chapter 1 SEEKING: Finding Happiness in Relationships in a Complex World

1.1 Seeking Happiness through Love & Intimacy

1.2 Intimacy, Marriage, & Family

1.3 The Challenges to Relationships &

Families Today

Self-Assessment: The RELATE and READY Relationship Questionnaires

Chapter 2 UNDERSTANDING: Learning about Intimate Behavior

2.1 A Short History of Marriage

2.2 Learning How to Think: Keys to Being Open- Minded

2.3 How Do You Know What’s True? Learning to Evaluate Research Results

2.4 Theoretical Perspectives on the Family

Self-Assessment: Gaining Self-Knowledge from the Harvard Project Implicit Website

Chapter 3 GENDER: The Meanings of Masculinity & Femininity

3.1 Understanding Gender & Gender Roles

3.2 Why Do Gender Roles Differ? Some Theories

3.3 Gender Socialization: Who Teaches Us How to Act Male or Female?

3.4 Gender Roles in Transition: Multiple Masculinities & Femininities

Self-Assessment: What’s Your Gender Communications Quotient?

Chapter 4 LOVE: The Many Faces

4.1 Can We Define Love?

4.2 The Origins of Love: Some Theories

4.3 The Dark Face of Love: Jealousy, Unrequited Love, & Attempts to Control

4.4 How Can You Tell Whether It’s Meaningful Love?

Self-Assessment: How Capable Are You of Being Intimate?

Chapter 5 INVOLVEMENT: Dating, Pairing, Courtship, & Cohabitation

5.1 The Dating Game

5.2 Pairing Up: Finding & Choosing a Partner

5.3 Cohabitation: Living Together as an Unmarried Couple

5.4 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

Self-Assessment: How Compatible Are You & Your Prospective Partner?

Chapter 6 COMMUNICATION: Realizing Effective Intimacy

6.1 Power & Intimacy

6.2 Conflict & Growth

6.3 The Nature of Communication

Self-Assessment: Accepting Your Partner

Chapter 7 SEXUALITY: Interpersonal Sexuality, Sexual Values, & Behavior

7.1 Sexual Values, Learning, & Scripts

7.2 The Varieties of Sexual Experience

7.3 AIDS & Other Sexual Diseases

Self-Assessment: Test Your Knowledge of Sexuality

Chapter 8 MARRIAGE: The Ultimate Commitment?

8.1 Why Do People Marry?

8.2 Changes in the Family Life Cycle: Scenes from a Marriage

8.3 Different Kinds of Marriage Relationships

8.4 What Makes for a Successful Marriage?

Chapter 9: VARIATIONS Nonmarital Families & Households

9.1 Different Family & Household Relationships

9.2 The Single Way of Life

9.3 The Gay & Lesbian Way of Life

9.4 Communal Living, Group Marriages, & Open Marriages

Self-Assessment: Homophobia Scale

Chapter 10 REPRODUCTION: Decisions about Having or Not Having Children

10.1 Having or Not Having Children: Choice or Fate?
10.2 Contraception: Practical Methods of Birth Control

10.3 Abortion & Abandonment 10.4 Infertility, Reproductive Technology, & Adoption

Self-Assessment: How Would You Deal with an Unexpected Pregnancy?

Chapter 11 PARENTING: Children, Families, & Generations

11.1 Parenthood: The Varieties of Experience

11.2 Becoming a Parent

11.3 Parenting Approaches

11.4 The Aging Family: When Parents & Children Get Older

Self-Assessment: Assessing Your Readiness to Become a Parent

Chapter 12 WORK: Economics, Jobs, & Balancing Family Demands

12.1 Work,Wealth, & Well-Being

12.2 Changing Family Work Patterns

12.3 Balancing Work & Family Demands: Some Practical Strategies

Self-Assessment: How Well Do You Balance Work & Life?

Chapter 13 CRISES: Managing Stress, Disaster, Violence, & Abuse

POPULAR CULTURE & THE MEDIA Crises: A Way of Life?

ON THE WEB Dealing with the Ultimate Crisis

13.1 Stresses, Hassles, & Crises: Seeking Hardiness

13.2 Crises & Disasters

13.3 Violence & Abuse: The Dark Side of Intimate Relationships

13.4 Coping Strategies: Successful Ways of Handling Stresses & Crises

Self-Assessment: Major Life Events & Stress

Chapter 14 UNCOUPLING: Separation & Divorce

14.1 Separation, Divorce, & Trends

14.2 Why People Divorce

14.3 The Process of Divorce

14.4 The Effects of Divorce

Self-Assessment: How’s Your Marital Adjustment?

Chapter 15 REMARRIAGE: Reinvented, Renewed, & Blended Families

15.1 Moving toward Remarriage

15.2 Remarried & Blended Families

15.3 Inside the Blended Family

15.4 Strengthening Stepfamilies

Self-Assessment: Rate Your Family’s Strengths

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