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Family Interaction A Multigenerational Developmental Perspective

ISBN-10: 0205710832
ISBN-13: 9780205710836
Edition: 5th 2011
List price: $128.60
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List price: $128.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 8/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Stephen Anderson is a Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Connecticut. He is Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program in the Center for Applied Research in Human Development. He received his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University, His research Interests include - Youth Development, Assessment of Family Functioning. Couple and Family Violence, Family Therapy Supervision and Training, and Program Evaluation.Ronald Sabatelli is Professor & Department Head of the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. in Family Studies from the University of Connecticut. His research interests include - Family Interaction Processes. Processes Mediating the Formation, Maintenance, and Breakdown of Intimate Dyads.

In This Section
Brief Table of Contents
Comprehensive Table of Contents
Brief Table of Contents
Preface
Defining Families
The Family as a System
Family Strategies
Models of Family Functioning
Structural Models
Intergenerational Models
Contextual Models: Family Diversity
Family Developmental Stages
Early Adulthood and Marriage
The Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
Mate Selection and Family Development
The Transition to Marriage: the New Marital System
Communication and Intimacy
Conflict in Marriage
The Parenting Years
Families with Young Children: the Transition to Parenthood
The Parent-Child Relationship System
The Middle and Later Years of Family Development
Family Tasks during Middle Adulthood
The Family in Later Life
Alternative Family Developmental Pathways
Death, Loss, and Bereavement
Divorce
The Single-Parent Household
Remarriage and Step-Parenting
Comprehensive Table of Contents
All chapters begin with "Chapter Overview" and conclude with "Conclusions" and "Key Terms."
Defining Families
The Family as a System
The Family as a System
The Difficulty of Defining the Family
The Characteristics of Family Systems
Structural Properties of Families
Strategies and Rules
The Tasks That Families Must Execute
First-Order Tasks
Second-Order Tasks
The Politics of the Family
Family Strategies
Family Strategies
Identity Strategies
Boundary Strategies
Maintenance Strategies
Strategies for Managing the Family's Emotional Environment
Strategies for Managing Stress: Adaptability as a Second-Order Task
Models of Family Functioning
Structural Models
Structural Models of Family Functioning
The Structural Model
Mapping the Family Structure
Intergenerational Models
Intergenerational Models of Family Functioning
Core Concepts in the Bowen Model
Managing Unresolved Issues with the Family of Origin
The Genogram: Insight into Intergenerational Processes
Contextual Models: Family Diversity
Ethnicity
A Metaperspective on Cultural Diversity
The Broader Racial and Ethnic Context
Class, Socioeconomic Status, and Family Diversity
Poverty, Racism, and Family Life
Acculturation and Family Diversity
Ethnicity, Race, and Family Strategies
Family Developmental Stages
Early Adulthood and Marriage
The Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
The Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
The Individuation Process
The Individuation Process and Subsequent Development and Adjustment
Individuation Difficulties and the Problems of Youth
Problems of Forced Individuation
Mate Selection and Family Development
Mate Selection and Family Development
Selecting a Lifetime Companion
Comparison Levels: the Uniqueness of Our Filters
The Impact of Family of Origin Experiences on Mate Selection
Mate Selection and Relationship Dynamics
The Transition to Marriage: the New Marital System
A Post-Modern Perspective on Marriage
The Tasks of the Newly Married Couple
Communication and Intimacy
Communication and Intimacy
Defining Communication
Conversational Styles
Communication and Intimacy within Marriage
Conflict in Marriage
Conflict in Marriage
Areas of Conflict
The Underlying Sources of Conflict in Marriage
The Dynamics of Managing Conflict
Interactional Patterns Leading to Marital Success and Failure
Marital Violence
The Parenting Years
Families with Young Children: the Transition to Parenthood
Parenthood as Just One Developmental Pathway
The Changing Context of Parenthood
The Structural Diversity Found Within Families with Children
The Challenges Confronted by the Family with Young Children
The Parent-Child Relationship System
The Parent-Child Relationship System
Dimensions of Parenting Style
Determinants of Parenting Style
Gender and Parenting Styles
Ethnic and Minority Parenting
The Effectiveness of Parenting Styles: Child Abuse and Neglect
The Middle and Later Years of Family Development
Family Tasks During Middle Adulthood
Family Tasks During Middle Adulthood
The Marriage Relationship During the Middle-Adult Years
Parent-Child Dynamics During Middle Adulthood
The Demands of Being in the Middle
The Family in Later Life
The Family in Later Life
Marriage During the Later-Adult Years
Intergenerational Dynamics During the Later Years
Family System Dynamics and the Caregiving/Care-Receiving Relationship
Alternative Family Developmental Pathways
Death, Loss, and Bereavement
Death, Loss, and Bereavement
Death Within the Family System
Factors Mediating the Family System's Response to Death
A Multigenerational, Developmental Perspective on Death
Unresolved Grief and Family Strategies
Divorce
Divorce
Divorce as a Family Process
Adaptation Following Divorce
An Intergenerational Systems Perspective on Divorce
The Single-Parent Household
The Single-Parent Household
Diversity within Single-Parent Systems
Single-Parent Family Systems: Prevalence and Challenges
Challenges in Meeting Basic Tasks within Single-Parent Systems
Adaptation to Single-Parenthood: Sources of Social Support
Remarriage and Step-Parenting
Remarriage and Step-Parenting
A Developmental Model for Remarried Family Systems
Problematic Family System Dynamics in Remarried Step-Families

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