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THINK Marriages and Families

ISBN-10: 0205739253

ISBN-13: 9780205739257

Edition: 2011

Authors: Jenifer Kunz

List price: $55.99
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With a magazine design, 15 page chapters, and readings from popular trade titles,THINK Marriages and Families is the Marriage and Family text your students will read. THINK Marriages and Familiesis informed with the latest research and the most contemporary examples, allowing you to bring current events directly into your classroom with little additional work. A magazine design developed with the benefit of extensive student feedback will engage your students and deliver the core concepts for the Marriage and Family course in a way that they can actually understand.
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Book details

List price: $55.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education, Limited
Publication date: 1/3/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 316
Size: 9.00" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.606

In This Section
Brief
Comprehensive
Brief Table of Contents
Introduction to Marriage and Family
How to Study Marriage and the Family
Communication, Power, and Conflict
The Role of Gender
Friendship, Affection, Love, and Intimacy
Sex and Fertility
Choosing a Partner
Preparing for Children and Parenting
Family Variation
Middle-aged and Aging Families
The Effects of Work and the Economy
Family and Social Institutions: Education, Religion, Politics, and the Legal System
Stress, Violence, and Abuse in Marriage and Families
Separation and Divorce
Single-Parent Families, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies
Enduring Marriages and Families: Successful Patterns of Commitment
Comprehensive Table of Contents
Introduction to Marriage and Family
Get the Topic: What Defines a Family, and What Are the Historical and Current Trends in Marriage and Family?
Think Marriages and Families: How Do Different Theorists View the Family?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Is the Meaning of Family?
How to Study Marriage and the Family
Get the Topic: What Models and Methods Do Social Scientists Use in Assessing the Development of Families?
Think Marriages and Families: What Theories Guide Researchers in Studying Marriage and Families?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Research Can You Do in Your Own Family?
Communication, Power, and Conflict
Get the Topic: How Do Patterns of Communication, Power, and Conflict Affect Family Life?
Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories Behind Family Interaction?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Does Family Therapy Address Issues of Communication, Power, and Conflict?
The Role of Gender
Get the Topic: What Are the Differences between Sex and Gender?
Think Marriages and Families: What Influences a Person's Gender Role?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Effect Do Gender and Sexual Orientation Have on Individuals?
Friendship, Affection, Love, and Intimacy
Get the Topic: How Do Friendship, Affection, Love, and Intimacy Affect Marriage and Family?
Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Love in Marriage and Families?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Can Couples Address Intimacy Problems?
Sex and Fertility
Get the Topic: How Do Sexual Behavior and Fertility Affect Marriages and Families?
Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Sex and Sexual Reproduction?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What is Sex Trafficking?
Choosing a Partner
Get the Topic: What Are the Historical and Current Trends in Dating and Mate Selection?
Think Marriages and Families: How Do Theorists View Dating and Mate Selection?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Are Couples and Families Finding Creative Ways to Date?
Preparing for Children and Parenting
Get the Topic: What Factors Should Be Considered When Making Parenting Decisions?
Think Marriages and Families: What Theories Describe the Relationships between Parents and Children?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Do People Handle Infertility?
Family Variation
Get the Topic: What Types of Families Exist in the 21st Century?
Think Marriages and Families: What Theories Are Used to Analyze Family Organization and Relationships?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What About Same-Sex Marriage?
Middle-aged and Aging Families
Get the Topic: What Challenges Do Middle-Aged and Aging Families Face?
Think Marriages and Families: How Does Aging Affect Individuals, Families, and Society?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: Can Elderly People Afford Essential Prescription Drugs?
The Effects of Work and the Economy
Get the Topic: What are the Effects of Work and Unemployment on Individuals and Families?
Think Marriages and Families: How Does Social Class Affect Individuals and Families?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: Will Encouraging Marriage Reduce the Poverty Rate?
Family and Social Institutions: Education, Religion, Politics, and the Legal System
Get the Topic: How Do Social Institutions such as Education, Religion, Politics, and the Legal System Impact Marriages and Families?
Think Marriages and Families: How Do Different Theorists View Marriages and Families in the Context of Social Institutions?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Are Family Therapists Responding to Diversity within Marriages and Families?
Stress, Violence, and Abuse in Marriage and Families
Get the Topic: What Are Different Stressors that Can Lead to Violence and Abuse?
Think Marriages and Families: What Are Some Theories that Can Explain Violence and Abuse?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Can Subjectivity Enhance Data Collection on Domestic Violence?
Separation and Divorce
Get the Topic: What Are the Statistical, Legal, and Historical Trends in Divorce?
Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories behind Divorce?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Do Demographers Measure Divorce?
Single-Parent Families, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies
Get the Topic: What Are the Characteristics of Single-Parent Families, Remarried Families, and Stepfamilies and What Challenges Do They Face?
Think Marriages and Families: How Do Different Theorists View Single-Parent Families, Remarried Families, and Stepfamilies?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: What Organizations Can Assist Stepfamilies and Blended Families?
Enduring Marriages and Families: Successful Patterns of Commitment
Get the Topic: What Are the Characteristics of an Effective Marriage and a Successful Family?
Think Marriages and Families: What Are the Theories that Analyze Family Relationships and the Role of the Family in Society?
Discover Marriages and Families in Action: How Does Research Define a Successful Family?