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Explaining Family Interactions
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Explaining Family Interactions

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August 1995 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
A detailed review of current research and ideas concerning both communication processes and family functioning is provided in this valuable contribution to the literature. Divided into three parts the book focuses on: communication of family members over time; the role of interaction in various family relationships; and the association between family structure and communication. Readers are provided with a set of questions that they can use to examine their own and other's research and the chapters also illustrate a range of methodological and/or theoretical positions.
 
PART ONE: THE DEVELOPMENT OF FAMILY COMMUNICATION PATTERNS
Marguerite Stevenson Barratt
Communication in Infancy
Brant R Burleson, Jesse G Delia and James L Applegate
The Socialization of Person-Centered Communication
Parents' Contributions to their Children's Social-Cognitive and Communication Skills  
Patricia Noller
Parent-Adolescent Relationships
Catherine A Surra, Michelle L Batchelder and Debra K Hughes
Accounts and Demystification of Courtship
 
PART TWO: FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS IN PROCESS
Ted L Huston and Anita L Vangelisti
How Parenthood Affects Marriage
Samuel Vuchinich and Jospeh Angelelli
Family Interaction during Problem Solving
Susan Gano-Phillips and Frank D Fincham
Family Conflict, Divorce, and Children's Adjustment
Sandra Metts and William R Cupach
Postdivorce Relations
 
PART THREE: EXTENDING FAMILY BOUNDARIES
Lawrence B Rosenfeld, Gary L Bowen and Jack M Richman
Communication in Three Types of Dual-Career Marriages
Nancy A Burrell
Communication Patterns in Stepfamilies
Redefining Family Roles, Themes, and Conflict Styles  
Sara Steen and Pepper Schwartz
Communication, Gender, and Power
Homosexual Couples as a Case Study  
Marie-Louise Mares
The Aging Family
Alan L Sillars
Communication and Family Culture

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