The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (Google eBook)

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Patricia Noller, Gery C. Karantzas
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 5, 2011 - Psychology - 512 pages
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The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships presents original articles from leading experts that link research, policy, and practice together to reflect the most current knowledge of contemporary relationships.  

  • Offers interesting new perspectives on a range of relationship issues facing twenty-first century Western society
  • Helps those who work with couples and families facing with relationship issues
  • Includes practical suggestions for dealing with relationship problems
  • Explores diverse issues, including family structure versus functioning; attachment theory; divorce and family breakdown; communication and conflict; self regulation, partner regulation, and behavior change; care-giving and parenting; relationship education; and therapy and policy implications
  

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Contents

From Form to Function
11
Social Trends and their Impact on Couple and Family Relationships
25
Changing American Families in the 21st Century
36
The Role of the Family across the Lifespan
51
Parents and Adolescents
66
LateLife Transitions and Interventions
97
Conflict Avoidance in Families
115
Conflict in Family Relationships
129
Betrayal and Forgiveness in Couple Relationships
259
Taking it to the Streets and Information Super Highways
273
Relationship Education
289
A Common Factors Perspective of Relationship Counseling
305
The Efficacy of EvidenceBased Couple Therapy
320
Surviving Trauma
333
Depression and SelfHarming in Adolescence
363
Attachment and Depression Across the Transition to Parenthood
377

DemandWithdraw Communication in Couples
144
Adult Attachment and Sexuality
161
Sexual Dysfunction in Intimate Heterosexual Relationships
175
Regulating Incentives and Threats in Close Relationships
193
Attachment and Caregiving
207
Attachment Insecurities and Relationship SelfRegulation
223
The Costs and Benefits of Trying to Change Intimate Partners
234
Through the Eyes of Love
248
Recent Advances in Research on Social Support in Couples
392
Chronic Illness and Relationships
406
Promoting Positive Pathways for Youth and Young Adults to Healthy
423
Improving Child and Family Outcomes through a Collaborative
437
Are Governments and Marriage Strange Bedfellows?
453
Common Themes in Couple and Family Relationship Research
469
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About the author (2011)

Patricia Noller is Professor Emeritus, University of Queensland. She has published extensively in the areas of marital and family relationships, and adult attachment. Dr. Noller is also a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and the National Council on Family Relationships (USA).

Gery C. Karantzas is Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Deakin University, and Convenor of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Psychology of Relationships Interest Group. He has published numerous studies in the area of close personal relationships with a specific interest in investigating couple and family relationships during transitions and in adult attachment.

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