Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships Census Update Plus MyFamilyLab with Pearson eText / Edition 2

Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships Census Update Plus MyFamilyLab with Pearson eText / Edition 2

ISBN-10:
0205101798
ISBN-13:
9780205101795
Pub. Date:
07/22/2011
Publisher:
Pearson

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Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships Census Update Plus MyFamilyLab with Pearson eText / Edition 2

Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships, Census Update

Second Edition

Brian K. Williams

Stacey C. Sawyer

Carl M. Wahlstrom

Practicality

Readability

Student-Centered Approach to Learning

Marriages, Families, and Intimate Relationships, Census Update, 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, Census Update, 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: 9780205101795
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 07/22/2011
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.80(h) x 1.00(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, & Cohabitation Chapter

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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