Family Interaction A Multigenerational Developmental Perspective

ISBN-10: 0205485472

ISBN-13: 9780205485475

Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Stephen A. Anderson, Ronald M. Sabatelli

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List price: $92.60
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/18/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.232
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.

All chapters begin with Chapter Overview and conclude with Conclusions and Key Terms
Defining the Family
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
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 Within the Bowen Model
Managing Unresolved Issues with the Family of Origin
The Genogram: Insight into Intergenerational Processes
Contextual Models: Family Diversity
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
The Transition to Marriage: The New Marital System
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
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 Mid
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