Family Communication

Author: Beth A. Le Poire
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412904063
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Family Communication: Nurturing and Control in a Changing World thoroughly reviews the traditional family communication theories of roles theory, family systems theory, and rules theory in an engaging, non-traditional way. This book uniquely organizes the study of family communication around the concepts of nurturing and control in all family relationships, across all family forms, and their relationships to psychological processes and communicative outcomes in families.

The Dark Side of Family Communication

Author: Loreen N. Olson
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745647979
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This text provides for the first time in book form an exploration of the communicative aspects of the darker side of family life, ranging from, for example, severe acts of violence to more subtle forms of conflict. In addition to offering a working definition of the concept of the "dark side" in the family context, the authors propose the Darkness Model of Family Communication that integrates relevant literature in new and significant ways. Researchers, teachers and advanced students alike will benefit from the holistic and theoretical approach to the topic advanced through this volume. Readers are also encouraged to process the material by reviewing discussion questions and the case study of the Moore family at the end of each chapter. Chapter topics include: an overview of the "dark side" of family communication individual influences on the darkness of family communication the dark side of dyadic family life familial interaction structure and the dark side dark family communication in a context of darkness - socio-cultural influences on family life concluding reflections on the study of dark family communication The Dark Side of Family Communication offers an integrative understanding of the dark side of family communication and a theoretical mechanism for understanding related scholarship. It will be essential reading for all students and scholars of family communication.

Communication in Everyday Life

Author: Steve Duck
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483321762
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Communication in Everyday Life, Second Edition remains the only introductory communication book to explore fundamental concepts, theories, and skills aimed at helping readers apply the material to their personal and professional lives – with a thematic integration of the relational perspective and a focus on demonstrating its direct relevance to their own everyday communication. Steve Duck and David T. McMahan help readers develop a strong foundation in communication concepts, theory, and research, as well as practical communication skills such as listening, critical thinking, using technology to communicate, understanding nonverbal communication, creating persuasive strategies, and managing group conflict. The Second Edition also introduces readers to important emerging areas in communication studies, offering unique chapters on health communication and family communication. Ideal for the 21st-century, this book provides up-to-date insight into the communication topics central to everyday life.

Family Communication

Author: Lorin Basden Arnold
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 9780205453641
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Family Communication: Theory and Research," 1/eLorin Basden Arnold, "Rowan"" University"" ""Family Communication: Theories and Research "combines the topical coverage of an overview text with the diversity of stance typical of an anthology, providing both breadth and depth in the field. In addition to overviews of research and theory, most chapters include research exemplars written by prominent and rising scholars in family communication. Diversity is also a focus throughout the text, with a variety of family types, perspectives, and experiences included to expose students to contemporary family dynamics. Family communication research typically proceeds from either a social scientific or humanistic/interpretive perspective. This book includes research and theory from both perspectives, thus enabling use in programs that particularly embrace either option. Features: "Research Exemplars" conclude with a series of discussion questions to stimulate critical analysis, and can be used as assignments or discussion points in the classroom. Each chapter provides extensive source references that can help guide additional student research for papers or other projects. Specific chapters on Sexuality and the Family and Health and Disability draw attention to these vital, yet often underexplored areas of family communication.. "Media Connections "and "Thought Questions "retain student interest in the material and provide connections to other venues for further research and analysis. Quotations: "This textbook -- with its unique emphasis -- enriches our understanding of family communication, features current research, and is interesting." -- Robert Harrison, "Gallaudet"" University""Strengths (of this text) include: (1) the broad focus of the book, (2) the fine reputation of the chapter authors, and (3) the addition of the appendix material on how to read a scholarly article as many students are not familiar with reading scholarly articles." -- Marceline Thompson-Hayes, "Arkansas"" State University"

The Family Communication Sourcebook

Author: Lynn H. Turner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452239061
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Family Communication Sourcebook provides an in-depth examination of contemporary theory and research in the area of family communication. This unique collection offers a state-of-the art approach by pairing conceptual pieces with original studies in the same general topic area. Editors Lynn H. Turner and Richard West present readers with a thoughtful and thorough exploration of the critical issues facing family communication researchers today.

Introduction to Family Counseling

Author: Judy Esposito
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506305059
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Introduction to Family Counseling: A Case Study Approach presents basic knowledge about family counseling and applies various theoretical models to a case example looking at one nuclear family, along with its extended family members, that readers follow throughout the text. Judy Esposito and Abbi Hattem’s multi-generational family is constructed from their experiences as professors and family therapists to exemplify the concepts and theories of family counseling. Beyond the theories of family counseling, students learn about the family life cycle and various tools for assessing families as well as the history of family counseling. Ethical issues relevant to family counseling are also included along with transcripts from hypothetical family counseling sessions throughout the book. In addition, the book focuses on working with diverse families and takes special care to emphasize multicultural issues.

Widening the Family Circle

Author: Kory Floyd
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323749
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Widening the Family Circle: New Research on Family Communication, Second Edition continues to address historically under-studied family relationships, such as those involving grandparents, in-laws, cousins, stepfamilies, and adoptive parents. In this engaging text, editors Kory Floyd and Mark T. Morman bring together a diverse collection of empirical studies, theoretic essays, and critical reviews of literature on communication to constitute a stronger, more complete understanding of communication within the family.