Family Communication

By Chris Segrin; Jeanne Flora | Go to book overview

Contents
Prefacevii
I:INTRODUCING FAMILY COMMUNICATION AND BASIC FAMILY PROCESSES
1 Defining Family Communication and Family Functioning3
2 Theoretical Perspectives on Family Communication27
3 Family Interaction Patterns: Norms and Networks, Routines and Rituals, Stories and Secrets51
4 Family Interaction Processes: Power, Decision Making, Conflict, and Intimacy75
II:COMMUNICATION IN FAMILY SUBSYSTEMS
5 Courtship and Mate Selection103
6 Marriage and Intimate Partnerships130
7 Parent-Child Communication157
8 Sibling and Extended Family Relationships181
III:COMMUNICATION DURING FAMILY STRESS
9 Models of Family Stress and Coping207
10 Normative and Nonnormative Family Stressors230
11 Divorce253
12 Renegotiating Family Communication: Remarriage and Stepfamilies275
IV:FAMILY INTERACTION, HEALTH, AND WELL-BEING
13 Family Interaction and Mental Health301
14 Family Interaction and Physical Health324
15 Family Violence and Abuse346
16 Improving Family Communication and Family Relationships370

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