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Family Interaction: A Multigenerational Developmental Perspective, 5th edition

  • Stephen A. Anderson
  • Ronald M. Sabatelli

Published by Pearson (August 10th 2010) - Copyright © 2011

5th edition

Family Interaction: A Multigenerational Developmental Perspective

ISBN-13: 9780205710836

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Overview

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

IN THIS SECTION:

I.  BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

II. COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS



I. BRIEF 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


 

II. COMPREHENSIVE TABLE OF CONTENTS:
*All chapters begin with “Chapter Overview” and conclude with “Conclusions” and “Key Terms.”

Part I Defining Families


Chapter 1 The Family as a System

The Family as a System

The Difficulty of Defining the Family

The Characteristics of Family Systems

Structural Properties of Families

Strategies and Rules

The Tasks That Families Must Execute

First-Order Tasks

Second-Order Tasks

The Politics of the Family


Chapter 2 Family Strategies

Family Strategies

Identity Strategies

Boundary Strategies

Maintenance Strategies

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