Family Interaction: A Multigenerational Developmental Perspective (5e) : 9780205710836

Family Interaction: A Multigenerational Developmental Perspective (5e)

 
Edition
 
5
ISBN
 
9780205710836
ISBN 10
 
0205710832
Published
 
10/08/2010
Published by
 
Pearson Higher Ed USA
Pages
 
400
Format
 
Out of stock
 
Title type
Book
$207.99
 
 
 
Description

Examines families - their challenges and successes - as they move through the life course.

 

Family Interaction takes a family systems and a multigenerational, developmental framework. This text looks at the major conceptual models used to understand the patterns and interactional dynamics that operate in families. It provides readers with an overview of the basic tasks that all families must execute regardless of their particular composition or living situation and, at the same time, offers readers an appreciation of the variety and uniqueness in the ways in which each family develops its patterns of interaction.

Table of contents
  • Preface
  • PART I.  Defining Families
  • 1.  The Family as a System
  • 2.  Family Strategies
  • PART II.  Models of Family Functioning
  • 3.  Structural Models
  • 4.  Intergenerational Models
  • 5.  Contextual Models: Family Diversity
  • PART III. Family Developmental Stages
  • Section 1.  Early Adulthood and Marriage
  • 6.  The Transition from Adolescence to Adulthood
  • 7.  Mate Selection and Family Development
  • 8.  The Transition to Marriage: The New Marital System
  • 9.  Communication and Intimacy
  • 10.  Conflict in Marriage
  • Section II The Parenting Years
  • 11.  Families with Young Children: The Transition to Parenthood
  • 12.  The Parent-Child Relationship System
  •  Section III The Middle and Later Years of Family Development
  • 13.  Family Tasks during Middle Adulthood
  • 14.  The Family in Later Life
  • PART IV.  Alternative Family Developmental Pathways
  • 15.  Death, Loss, and Bereavement
  • 16.  Divorce
  • 17.  The Single-Parent Household
  • 18.  Remarriage and Step-Parenting
 
New to this edition
  • New research studies on couple, marriage, and family relationships

  • Updated discussion on diversity and how it applies to family structure and life-cycle stages

  • Updated content throughout! Revised topics include:

    • parent—child relations
    • adolescent adjustment
    • couple communication
    • diversity of family structures and couple relationship
    • conflict resolution
    • divorce
  • New census data details national trends in marriage, divorce, family living arrangements, income, race and ethnic demographics
  • Significant revision to content and coverage of same-sex relationships
Features & benefits
  • Emphasis on integration - particularly an integration of family systems, family developmental, and intergenerational perspectives.
  • Highlights the challenges faced by contemporary families as they move through the life course.
  • Comprehensive overview of the major conceptual models used to understand the patterns and dynamics that operate in families.
  • Provides readers with an overview of the tasks that all families must execute regardless of their composition or living situation, and offers readers an appreciation of the uniqueness and variety within families.
  • Guides the reader through various family life cycle stages and other transitions brought about by the death of a family member, divorce or remarriage.
  • Examines interactive strategies, functioning, and well-being of individual family members and the family system as a whole.
Author biography

Stephen Anderson is a Professor in the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Connecticut.  He is Director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Program and the Center for Applied Research in Human Development.  He received his Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Kansas State University. His research interests include - Youth Development, Assessment of Family Functioning, Couple and Family Violence, Family Therapy Supervision and Training, and Program Evaluation.

 

Ronald Sabatelli is Professor & Department Head of the Department of Human Development & Family Studies at the University of Connecticut. He received his Ph.D. in Family Studies from the University of Connecticut.  His research interests include how family of origin experiences influence the structure and experience of parenthood and romantic relationships; youth development, and the assessment of relationship and family functioning. He is currently the editor of Family Relations, an interdisciplinary journal of applied family studies, published on behalf of the National Council on Family Relations.

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