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Relationships Changing Society

ISBN-10: 0534609295

ISBN-13: 9780534609290

Edition: 9th 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Bryan Strong, Christine DeVault, Barbara W. Sayad, Theodore F. Cohen

List price: $69.95
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The Marriage and Family Experience is an engaging, student friendly Marriage and Family best seller now available in a lower cost format. The text's up-to-date material, real-life cross-cultural examples, and balanced presentation make it an accessible and compelling read for the Marriage and Family student. It successfully bridges all elements of the course, including intimate relationships, family policy, and family issues. The combination of this classic book's strengths fosters consistent positive student reaction and feedback semester after semester.
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Book details

List price: $69.95
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 8/9/2004
Binding: Looseleaf - sheets only 
Pages: 688
Size: 8.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Barbara W. Sayad is a full-time faculty member at California State University, Monterey Bay. She has been teaching and mentoring at the university level for nearly twenty years and currently teaches courses in human sexuality, women’s health, marriage and family, and wellness, with a focus on service learning. In addition to co-authoring the last three editions of Human Sexuality, she has co-authored the 8th edition of The Marriage and Family Experience with Bryan Strong and Christine DeVault, and has contributed to a variety of other texts. Barbara has served as a health and sexuality educator in both university and organizational settings. She received her master’s degree in public health, and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in health and human services, with a focus in human sexuality. Barbara is married and has three teenage children.

1. The Meaning of Marriage and Family. 2. Studying Marriage and Family. 3. Dynamics and Diversity of Families. 4. Contemporary Gender Roles. 5. Friendship, Love, and Commitment . 6. Communication and Conflict Resolution. 7. Pairing and Singlehood. 8. Understanding Sexuality. 9. Family Processes, Family Life Cycles. 10. Should We or Shouldn't We: Childbearing Patterns in the United States. 11. Experiencing Parenthood: Roles and Relationships of Parents and their Children. 12. Marriage, Work and Economics. 13. Family Violence and Sexual Abuse. 14. Coming Apart: Separation and Divorce. 15. Single Parent Families, Remarriages, and Blended Stepfamilies. 16. Marriage and Family Strengths and Needs.