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Marriages, families, and intimate relationships : a practical introduction

Author: Brian K Williams; Stacey C Sawyer; Carl M Wahlstrom
Publisher: Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, 2009, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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This book provides timely, practical, and high-interest information about marriages, families, and intimate relationships, in an engaging format that is easy to use and learn from.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian K Williams; Stacey C Sawyer; Carl M Wahlstrom
ISBN: 9780205521456 0205521452
OCLC Number: 232681624
Description: xxvii, 585 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: IN THIS SECTION: 1.) BRIEF 2.) COMPREHENSIVE BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1 SEEKING: Finding Happiness in Relationships in a Complex World Chapter 2 UNDERSTANDING: Learning about Intimate Behavior Chapter 3 GENDER: The Meanings of Masculinity & Femininity Chapter 4 LOVE: The Many Faces Chapter 5 INVOLVEMENT: Dating, Pairing, Courtship, & CohabitationChapter Chapter 6 COMMUNICATION: Realizing Effective Intimacy Chapter 7 SEXUALITY: Interpersonal Sexuality, Sexual Values, & Behavior Chapter 8 MARRIAGE: The Ultimate Commitment? Chapter 9: VARIATIONS Nonmarital Families & Households Chapter 10 REPRODUCTION: Decisions about Having or Not Having Children Chapter 11 PARENTING: Children, Families, & Generations Chapter 12 WORK: Economics, Jobs, & Balancing Family Demands Chapter 13 CRISES: Managing Stress, Disaster, Violence, & Abuse Chapter 14 UNCOUPLING: Separation & Divorce Chapter 15 REMARRIAGE: Reinvented, Renewed, & Blended Families COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS: * All Chapters end with Key Terms Used in This Chapter, Summary, and Taking It to the Net Chapter 1 SEEKING: Finding Happiness in Relationships in a Complex World 1.1 Seeking Happiness through Love & Intimacy 1.2 Intimacy, Marriage, & Family 1.3 The Challenges to Relationships & Families Today Self-Assessment: The RELATE and READY Relationship Questionnaires Chapter 2 UNDERSTANDING: Learning about Intimate Behavior 2.1 A Short History of Marriage 2.2 Learning How to Think: Keys to Being Open- Minded 2.3 How Do You Know What's True? Learning to Evaluate Research Results 2.4 Theoretical Perspectives on the Family Self-Assessment: Gaining Self-Knowledge from the Harvard Project Implicit Website Chapter 3 GENDER: The Meanings of Masculinity & Femininity 3.1 Understanding Gender & Gender Roles 3.2 Why Do Gender Roles Differ? Some Theories 3.3 Gender Socialization: Who Teaches Us How to Act Male or Female? 3.4 Gender Roles in Transition: Multiple Masculinities & Femininities Self-Assessment: What's Your Gender Communications Quotient? Chapter 4 LOVE: The Many Faces 4.1 Can We Define Love? 4.2 The Origins of Love: Some Theories 4.3 The Dark Face of Love: Jealousy, Unrequited Love, & Attempts to Control 4.4 How Can You Tell Whether It's Meaningful Love? Self-Assessment: How Capable Are You of Being Intimate? Chapter 5 INVOLVEMENT: Dating, Pairing, Courtship, & Cohabitation 5.1 The Dating Game 5.2 Pairing Up: Finding & Choosing a Partner 5.3 Cohabitation: Living Together as an Unmarried Couple 5.4 Breaking Up Is Hard to Do Self-Assessment: How Compatible Are You & Your Prospective Partner? Chapter 6 COMMUNICATION: Realizing Effective Intimacy 6.1 Power & Intimacy 6.2 Conflict & Growth 6.3 The Nature of Communication Self-Assessment: Accepting Your Partner Chapter 7 SEXUALITY: Interpersonal Sexuality, Sexual Values, & Behavior 7.1 Sexual Values, Learning, & Scripts 7.2 The Varieties of Sexual Experience 7.3 AIDS & Other Sexual Diseases Self-Assessment: Test Your Knowledge of Sexuality Chapter 8 MARRIAGE: The Ultimate Commitment? 8.1 Why Do People Marry? 8.2 Changes in the Family Life Cycle: Scenes from a Marriage 8.3 Different Kinds of Marriage Relationships 8.4 What Makes for a Successful Marriage? Chapter 9: VARIATIONS Nonmarital Families & Households 9.1 Different Family & Household Relationships 9.2 The Single Way of Life 9.3 The Gay & Lesbian Way of Life 9.4 Communal Living, Group Marriages, & Open Marriages Self-Assessment: Homophobia Scale Chapter 10 REPRODUCTION: Decisions about Having or Not Having Children 10.1 Having or Not Having Children: Choice or Fate? 10.2 Contraception: Practical Methods of Birth Control 10.3 Abortion & Abandonment 10.4 Infertility, Reproductive Technology, & Adoption Self-Assessment: How Would You Deal with an Unexpected Pregnancy? Chapter 11 PARENTING: Children, Families, & Generations 11.1 Parenthood: The Varieties of Experience 11.2 Becoming a Parent 11.3 Parenting Approaches 11.4 The Aging Family: When Parents & Children Get Older Self-Assessment: Assessing Your Readiness to Become a Parent Chapter 12 WORK: Economics, Jobs, & Balancing Family Demands 12.1 Work,Wealth, & Well-Being 12.2 Changing Family Work Patterns 12.3 Balancing Work & Family Demands: Some Practical Strategies Self-Assessment: How Well Do You Balance Work & Life? Chapter 13 CRISES: Managing Stress, Disaster, Violence, & Abuse POPULAR CULTURE & THE MEDIA Crises: A Way of Life? ON THE WEB Dealing with the Ultimate Crisis 13.1 Stresses, Hassles, & Crises: Seeking Hardiness 13.2 Crises & Disasters 13.3 Violence & Abuse: The Dark Side of Intimate Relationships 13.4 Coping Strategies: Successful Ways of Handling Stresses & Crises Self-Assessment: Major Life Events & Stress Chapter 14 UNCOUPLING: Separation & Divorce 14.1 Separation, Divorce, & Trends 14.2 Why People Divorce 14.3 The Process of Divorce 14.4 The Effects of Divorce Self-Assessment: How's Your Marital Adjustment? Chapter 15 REMARRIAGE: Reinvented, Renewed, & Blended Families 15.1 Moving toward Remarriage 15.2 Remarried & Blended Families 15.3 Inside the Blended Family 15.4 Strengthening Stepfamilies Self-Assessment: Rate Your Family's Strengths
Responsibility: Brian K. Williams, Stacey C. Sawyer, Carl M. Wahlstrom.

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