Family Communication

ISBN-10: 0415876346

ISBN-13: 9780415876346

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

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Family Communication examines state-of-the-art research and theories of family communication and family relationships. In addition to updates that present cutting-edge research, it focuses on classic theories and research findings that have influenced and revolutionized the way scholars conceptualize family interaction. This text offers a thorough and up-to-date presentation of scientific research in family communication for students of family communication as well as professionals who work with families.This second edition of Family Communication is infused with cutting-edge research, includes a focus on understudied family relationships, and contains an appendix of carefully chosen personal, family stories. It will be a valuable resource for undergraduates, and advanced readers, including ingraduate students and professionals, will continue to find it a useful and up to date reference to classic and contemporary research on family communication and relationships.
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Book details

List price: $63.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/7/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Chris Segrin, PhD, is Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona, where he also holds adjunct appointments in the Departments of Psychology and Family Studies. His research focuses on the role of interpersonal relationships and social skills in psychosocial problems such as depression, loneliness, and anxiety. Current research interests also include family communication and predictors of relational and marital distress. Dr. Segrin's work can be found in such journals as [i]Journal of Abnormal Psychology[/i], [i]Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology[/i], [i]Journal of Social and Personal Relationships[/i], [i]Human Communication Research[/i], and [i]Communication Monographs[/i].

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List of Tables
Preface
Introducing Family Communication and Basic Family Processes
Defining Family Communication and Family Functioning
Theoretical Perspectives on Family Communication
Family Interaction Patterns: Norms and Networks, Routines and Rituals, Stories and Secrets
Family Interaction Processes: Power, Decision Making, and Conflict
Communication in Family Subsystems
Courtship and Mate Selection
Marriage and Intimate Partnerships
Parent-Child Communication
Sibling Communication
Extended Family Relationships
Communication during Family Stress
Models of Family Stress and Coping
Normative and Nonnormative Family Stressors
Divorce
Renegotiating Family Communication: Remarriage and Stepfamilies
Family Interaction, Health, and Well-Being
Family Interaction and Mental Health
Family Interaction and Physical Health
Family Violence and Abuse
Improving Family Communication and Family Relationships
References
Author Index
Subject Index
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