Family Communication

ISBN-10: 0805847987

ISBN-13: 9780805847987

Edition: 2004

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This text examines research and theories of family communication and family relationships. The authors present contemporary research as well as classic theories and research findings that have influenced and revolutionized the way in which scholars conceptualize family interaction.
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Book details

List price: $79.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/24/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 504
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.892
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].

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, Conflict, and Intimacy
Communication in Family Subsystems
Courtship and Mate Selection
Marriage and Intimate Partnerships
Parent-Child Communication
Sibling and 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
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