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Family Life Now Census Update, 2nd Edition

By Kelly J. Welch

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jul 8, 2011

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A candid and thoughtful conversation about family life.

 

Welch’s text combines the personal touch and scholarly expertise of an outstanding teacher.

 

Family Life Now Census Update 2e explores the ways that family members and intimate partners interact, and examines how families adapt to stresses, changes, and everyday challenges. As products of our families of origins, who we are and who we become is influenced by our family lives, a central theme woven throughout the book.

 

This book follows the Family Life Education framework to examine marriages, families, and intimate relationships. Throughout the text, theories from the fields of sociology, family studies, psychology, lifespan human development, and other social sciences are integrated so that they can be applied to real life situations. The text also presents enough biological science to explain some of the physical realities of who we are and why we behave as we do.

 

The Census Update program incorporates 2010 Census data into a course–simply and easily. The components of the Census Update Program include an updated census edition with all charts and graphs–to reflect the results of the 2010 Census. In addition, A Short Introduction to the U.S. Census is available and an updated MyFamilyLab.

 

Teaching & Learning Experience

  • Personalize Learning –MyFamilyLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals.
  • Improve Critical Thinking – Learner-centered pedagogical elements are found at the beginning, middle, and end of each chapter. 
  • Engage Students – Application exercises and questions help students apply material to their own lives.
  • Explore Theory– Principles of Family Life Education and an interdisciplinary approach are woven throughout the text.
  • Support Instructors - Written activities and assessment in MyFamilyLab offer instructors supplemental materials to help their students succeed.

Note: MyFamilyLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyFamilyLab, please visit: www.myfamilylab.com or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MyFamilyLab (at no additional cost). ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205101771 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205101771

Table of Contents

IN THIS SECTION:

1.) BRIEF

2.) COMPREHENSIVE 


 

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Chapter 1:   Family Life Now

Chapter 2:   Understanding Families through Research and Theory

Chapter 3:   Family Communication, Conflict, and Forgiveness

Chapter 4:   Gender in Today’s Society

Chapter 5:   Intimacy: Developing and Experiencing Affectionate Bonds

Chapter 6:   Love and Loving

Chapter 7:   The Path to Commitment: Attraction, Dating, and Parenthood

Chapter 8:   Coupling: From Singlehood to Marriage

Chapter 9:   You, Sex, and Sexuality

Chapter 10: The Choices and Challenges of Childbearing

Chapter 11: Parenting Choices, Challenges, and Changes

Chapter 12: Work and Family

Chapter 13: Uncoupling: Relationship Deterioration and Divorce

Chapter 14: Rebuilding Family Life Following Divorce

Chapter 15: Family Change: Stress, Crisis, and Transition

Chapter 16: Family Life and Aging

 


 

COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:

 

Chapter 1: Family Life Now

What Is Marriage?  What Is Family?

Contemporary Families

Families in Cultural Contexts/ Family Life Education: The Study of Families through a     Family Lens

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 2: Understanding Families through Research and Theory

Understanding Families through Research

Understanding Families through Theory

Family Interactions and You

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 3: Family Communication, Conflict, and Forgiveness

The Communication Process

Communication between Men and Women

Types of Communication

Cornerstones of Communication

Conflict in Relationships

The Role of Forgiveness in Family and Intimate Relationships

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 4: Gender in Today’s Society

It Matters: The Biology of Gender

It Matters: The Culture of Gender

The Theories of Gender Development

It Matters: The Agents of Socialization

It Matters:  Gender and Contemporary Issues

Family Life Education                                                        

 

Chapter 5: Intimacy: Developing and Experiencing Affectionate Bonds

Intimacy: Do We Have A Need To Relate To Others?

Developing Intimacy

Obstacles to Intimacy

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 6: Love and Loving

Love Is a Cultural and Historical Experience

What Is Love, Actually?

Developing Love

Theories of Love and Loving

Family Life Education      

 

Chapter 7: The Path To Commitment: Attraction, Dating, And Parenthood

“Frisky Business”: Interpersonal Attraction Theories

The Path to Commitment

Non-Marital Cohabitation:  Living Together

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 8: Coupling: From Singlehood to Marriage

Being Single

The Act of Marriage

The Transition to Marriage:  Why it’s So Tough

Satisfying Marriages

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 9: You, Sex, and Sexuality

Learning Sexuality: Cultural Contributions

Our Sexual Selves

Sexually Transmitted Infections

Relationships and Sex

Experiencing Sexual Difficulties

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 10: The Choices and Challenges of Childbearing

Childbearing Trends: Who’s Having Babies?

Having Children: Now, Later, Or Never?

Being Pregnant and Giving Birth

Unexpected Outcomes

Adoption: By Circumstance or Choice

Contraception and Abortion

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 11: Parenting Choices, Challenges, and Changes

Parenting Is a Process:  Change over Time

The Styles of Parenting

From Partners to Parents: Making the Transition

Today’s Parents

Parenting 101: Best Practices For Parenting

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 12: Work and Family

Working Families: The Transformation of American Homes

Couples and Work: Just Trying To Make Ends Meet

The Balancing Act: Juggling Family Life and Work

The Government’s Role: Policies for Working Families

Marriage and Money

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 13: Uncoupling: Relationship Deterioration and Divorce

Uncoupling

Emotionally Ending the Marriage

Legally Ending the Marriage: The Formal Divorce

Avoiding Divorce:  Getting a Marriage Back On Track

Family Life Education


Chapter 14: Rebuilding Family Life Following Divorce

The Aftermath of Divorce: Transitions

How Divorce Affects Children and Adolescents

Challenges for Single Parents

Transition to Repartnering

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 15: Family Change: Stress, Crisis, and Transition

Family Change

Family Crisis

Family Coping and Resilience

The Crisis of Family Violence

Family Life Education

 

Chapter 16: Family Life and Aging

Aging and the Aged

Marriage Experiences through Aging

Intergenerational Ties

Family Changes toward the End of Life

Dying and Death Experiences

Family Life Education

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