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Emphasizing the role that communication plays in both creating and solving family issues, Perspectives on Family Communication thoroughly reflects the explosion of research literature in the area of family communication. Now in its fifth edition, this text continues to emphasize the role that communication plays in the evolution of family issues. The material examines a wide variety of contemporary family types and supports this examination with current research and practical examples. The Connect course for this offering includes SmartBook, an adaptive reading and study experience which guides students to master, recall, and apply key concepts while providing automatically-graded assessment. McGraw-Hill Connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Choose this option if your instructor will require Connect to be used in the course. Your subscription to Connect includes the following: • SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content. • Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, quizzes, syllabus, notes, reminders, and other important files for the course. • Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. • The option to purchase (for a small fee) a print version of the book. This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www.mheducation.com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students.html
To the Student
Part 1: Practical and Theoretical Foundations
Chapter 1: Providing Definitions
Chapter 2: Providing Theoretical Frameworks
Part 2: Family Structure and Context
Chapter 3: Examining Structure: Roles and Rules
Chapter 4: Social Context for Family Communication
Part 3: Family Interactions
Chapter 5: Communicating Intimacy
Chapter 6: Telling Stories and Making Meaning
Chapter 7: Expressing Conflict, Power, and Violence
Chapter 8: Communicating Under Stress
Chapter 9: Challenging Dialogues in the Family
Part 4: Conclusions
Chapter 10: Concluding Perspectives on Family Communication
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