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[p. vii, TOC] Contents Preface Acknowledgments 1. Theory: What It Is and Why It Is Important Notable Differences Between Everyday Life and Family Research Example of Theory Building and the Research Process Defining ?Family?? Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading 2. Family Life Course Theory The Readings Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading Involuntary Celibacy: A Life Course Analysis Denise Donnelly, Elisabeth Burgess, Sally Anderson, Regina Davis, and Joy Dillard Life Course Transitions, The Generational Stake, And Grandparent-Grandchild Relationships Robert Crosnoe and Glen H. Elder, Jr. 3. Life-Span Developmental Theory The Readings Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading The Influence Of Context, Timing, And Duration Of Risk Experiences For The Passage From Childhood To Midadulthood Ingrid Schoon, John Bynner, Heather Joshi, Samantha Parsons, Richard D. Wiggins, and Amanda Sacker Marital Status Continuity And Change Among Young And Midlife Adults: Longitudinal Effects On Psychological Well-Being Nadine F. Marks and James David Lambert 4. Social Learning Theory The Readings Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading A Social Learning Theory Model Of Marital Violence Sharon Wofford Mihalic and Delbert Elliott Intergenerational Transmission Of Constructive Parenting Zeng-Yin Chen and Howard B. Kaplan 5. Social Exchange Theory The Readings Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading Costs and Rewards Of Children: The Effects Of Becoming A Parent On Adults? Lives Kei M. Nomaguchi and Melissa A. Milkie Equity And Social Exchange In Dating Couples: Associations With Satisfaction, Commitment, And Stability Susan Sprecher 6. Social Conflict Theory The Readings Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading A Conflict Theory Of Family Violence David D. Witt Status And Income As Gendered Resources: The Case Of Marital Power Veronica Jaris Tichenor 7. Feminist Theory The Readings Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading Feminist Visions For Transforming Families: Desire And Equality Then And Now Katherine R. Allen Do Gender Roles Matter? Family Formulation And Dissolution Among Traditional And Egalitarian Men And Women Gayle Kaufman 8. Symbolic Interactionism The Readings Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading The Symbolic Origins Of Conflict In Divorce Joseph Hopper ?They Think You Ain?t Nothing?: The Social Construction Of The Welfare Mother Karen Seccombe, Delores James, and Kimberly Baffle Walters 9. Family Systems Theory The Readings Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading Relations Between Identity Formation And Family Characteristics Of Young Adults Ronald L. Mullis, John C. Brailsford, and Ann K. Mullis Structural Family Therapy Arlene Vetere 10. Ecological Theory The Readings Issues for Your Consideration Further Reading Balancing Employment And Fatherhood: A Systems Perspective Judy O. Berry and Julie Meyer Rao The Social Ecology Of Marriage And Other Intimate Unions Ted L. Huston Getting Dinosaurs To Dance: Community Collaborations Of Ecological Theory Daniel F. Perkins, Theresa M. Ferrari, Martin A. Covey, and Joanne G. Keith 11. Discussion and Conclusions Overview of Developments in Family Theory Thoughts on Future Directions References Index About the Editors
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Family -- Research.