Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families
This affordable, paperback text is a comprehensive introduction to marriage and the family with the most current research base and an emphasis on family background and diversity.
- Paperback | 589 pages
- 200.66 x 251.46 x 22.86mm | 1,111.3g
- 01 Aug 2001
- McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
- Mayfield Publishing Co ,U.S.
- United States
- 5th Revised edition
Table of contents
Preface PART I. SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES: COGNITION AND CHALLENGE / 1. Intimate Relationships, Marriages, and Families in the Twenty-First Century / 2. Family Backgrounds and How They Influence Us / 3. Cultural and Ethnic Differences in Families / African American Families / Mexican American Families / Native American Families / Chinese American Families / Conclusions PART II. INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS: CHOICES AND CHANGE / 4. Being Single / 5. Dating, Going Together, and Courtship / 6. Attraction and Love / 7.Gender: Identity and Roles / 8. The Sexual Basis of Relationships / 9. Mate Selection, Nonmarital Cohabitation, and Transition to Marriage PART III. MARRIAGES AND FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS: CHALLENGES AND COMMITMENT / 10. Qualities of Successful Marriages / Criteria for Evaluating Marital Success / 11. Marital Relationships Over The Family Life Cycle / 12. Work, Family Roles, and Material Resources / 13. Companionship in and Outside the Family / 14. Power, Decision Making, and Communication PART IV. PARENTHOOD: COGNITION AND CHANGE / 15. Family Planning and Parenthood / 16. Pregnancy and Childbirth / 17. Parent-Child Relationships / 18. Parents and Extended Family Relationships PART V. FAMILY STRESS AND REORGANIZATION: CHOICES AND COMMITMENT / 19. Conflict, Family Crises, and Crisis Management / 20. The Troubled Family and Divorce / 21. Coming Together: Remarriage and Stepparenting / Remarriage Glossary Bibliography Credits Author Index Subject Index Each chapter contains: Key Terms, Summary, Questions for Thought, Suggested Readings