This text is traditional and interdisciplinary. It is a blend of applications, theory and research. It is pro-family and defines the family in a traditional, fairly conservative way. It takes an optimistic, positive view of families in the U.S. and looks at characteristics that lead to successful marriages and families. The book emphasizes what is common to all families, rather than dwelling on what is different. Students find the text highly readable, accessible, and engaging. Many interesting vignettes and examples are included as well as solid statistics and research.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
Frank Cox holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and has taught marriage and family courses at Santa Barbara City College since 1962. He is also author of THE AIDS BOOKLET (McGraw Hill)), YOUTH, MARRIAGE AND THE SEDUCTIVE SOCIETY (William C. Brown), AMERICAN MARRIAGE: A CHANGING SCENE (William C. Brown), and other books on marriage and relationships.Review:
"Accessible writing style, good introspective questions, and good problem solving techniques (are) presented in each chapter."
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description West Pub. Co, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0314303936