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Marriages, families, and intimate relationships : a practical introduction

Author: Brian K Williams; Stacey C Sawyer; Carl Wahlstrom
Publisher: Boston, MA : Allyn and Bacon, 2006.
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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 Wahlstrom
ISBN: 0205366740 9780205366743
OCLC Number: 57134312
Description: xxiv, 536, [61] pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: 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 RELATionship Evaluation Questionnaire .Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.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.Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.3. GENDER: The Meanings of Masculinity & Femininity.3.1 Understanding Gender & Gender Roles.3.2 Why Did Do Gender Roles Develop Differently 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?Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.4. LOVE: The Many Faces.4.1 How Do Different People Experience Love 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 If It's Whether It's Meaningful Love?Self-Assessment: How Capable Are You of Being Intimate?Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.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 Compatibles Are You& Your Prospective Partner?Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.6. SEXUALITY: Interpersonal Sexuality, Sexual Values, & Behavior.6.1 Sexual Values, Learning, & Scripts.6.2 The Varieties of Sexual Experience.6.3 AIDS, Other Sexual Diseases, & Safer Sex.Self-Assessment: Test Your Knowledge of Sexuality.Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.7. MARRIAGE: The Ultimate Commitment?7.1 Why Do People Marry?7.2 Changes in the Family Life Cycle: Scenes from a Marriage.7.3 Different Kinds of Marriage Relationships.7.4 What Makes for a Successful Marriage?Self-Assessment: Sternberg's Triangular Love Scale.Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.8. VARIATIONS: Nonmarital Families and & Households.8.1 Different Family & Household Relationships.8.2 The Single Way of Life.8.3 The Gay & Lesbian Way of Life.8.4 Communal Living, Group Marriages, & Open Marriages.Self-assessment: Homophobia Scale.Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.9. COMMUNICATION: Realizing Effective Intimacy.9.1 Power & Intimacy.9.2 Conflict & Growth.9.3 The Nature of Communication.Self-Assessment: Accepting Your Partner.Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.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?Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.11. PARENTING: Successfully Raising Children.11.1 Parenthood: The Varieties of Experience.11.2 Becoming a Parent.11.3 Parenting Approaches.12. MONEY WORK: Economics, Work Jobs, & Balancing Family Demands.12.1 Work, Wealth, & Well-Being.12.2 Changing Family Work Patterns of Workin g .12.3 Balancing Work & Family Demands: Some Practical Strategies.Customized Work Arrangements.Self-Assessment: How Well Do You Balance Work & Life?Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.Take It to the Net.13. CRISES: Managing Stresses, Disasters, Violence, & Abuse.13.1 Stresses, Hassles, & Crises: Seeking Hardiness.13.2 Crises & Disasters.13.3 Violence & Abuse between Couples : The Dark Side of Intimate Relationships.13.4 Coping Strategies: Successful Ways of Handling Stresses & Crises.Self-Assessment: Major Like Events & Street.Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.Take it to the Net.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?Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.Take it to the Net.15. REMARRIAGE: Reinvented, Renewed, & Blended Families.15.1 Moving t T oward Remarriage.15.2 Remarried & Blended Families.15.3 Inside the Blended Family.15.4 Strengthening Stepfamilies.Self-Assessment: Rate Your Family's Strengths.Key Terms Used in This Chapter.Summary.Take it to the Net.Glossary. Bibliography. Credits. Index.
Responsibility: Brian K. Williams, Stacey C. Sawyer, Carl M. Wahlstrom.


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