9781405195010

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century : A Bioecological Approach

  • ISBN 13:

    9781405195010

  • ISBN 10:

    1405195010

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 08/29/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

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Summary

Marriages and Families in the 21st Century provides an in-depth exploration of a traditional field of study using a new and engaging approach. Uses a bioecological model that takes into account our status as both biological and social beings Employs a strengths-based approach that focuses on family processes rather than structure in evaluating families optimal health and happiness Incorporates discussion of neuroscience, medicine, and biopsychological research throughout Explores a wide diversity of family relationships, integrating issues of ethnicity, culture, sexual orientation, and gender Focus on my Family boxes profile real families who wrote essays in their own words about their diverse experiences How Would You Measure That? sections emphasize students critical thinking and analysis of research design and conclusions Helps students analyze their own families strengths and attempt to build on those through psychometrically sound self-assessments and Building Your Strengths exercises Engaging and accessible writing style incorporates contemporary, real-world examples with important theory and research

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