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Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society

Book Description

As society changes and develops, personal relationships can be significantly affected by evolving cultures. By examining amorous and familial bonds in the present era, a comprehensive understanding of relationship formation and development can be established. Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society provides a thorough examination of the types of emotional relationships that different cultures participate in. Highlighting innovative topics across a range of relevant areas such as LGBTQ relationships, long-distance relationships, interracial dating, and parental techniques, this publication is an ideal resource for all academicians, students, librarians, and researchers interested in discovering more about social and emotional interactions within human relationships.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
    2. List of Reviewers
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. REFERENCES
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Love, Passion, and Sexuality
    1. Chapter 1: I Want to Know What Love Is
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Historical, Biological, Social, Cultural, and Psychological Aspects of Non-Traditional Arrangements
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HISTORICAL PRACTICES
      4. BIOLOGICAL UNDERPINNINGS
      5. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL COMPONENTS
      6. PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS
      7. OVERARCHING CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: Let's Talk about Sex
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DISCUSSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 4: Comparing the Effects of Specific Variables on Passionate Love among Young People
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. METHOD
      4. FINDINGS
      5. DISCUSSION
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Touch as a Part of Daily Communication with Family and Friends
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  10. Section 2: LGBTQ Relationships
    1. Chapter 6: LGBTQ Relationships
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. NUMBERS OF LGBTQ PEOPLE IN THE US
      4. RELATIONSHIPS TO FAMILIES OF ORIGIN
      5. SAME-SEX COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS
      6. LGBTQ PARENTING
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      10. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 7: Coming Out as Transgender or Transitioning Genders
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 8: The Coming Out Experience of Individuals Who Identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMING OUT TO FAMILY
      4. CONCLUSION
      5. REFERENCES
  11. Section 3: Cultural and Ethnic Dynamics
    1. Chapter 9: Relationship Literacy
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. DISCUSSION ON THE FIVE THEMES
      5. PRACTICAL IMPLICATIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. ENDNOTES
    2. Chapter 10: African American Women Seeking Strength in Romance and Family Relationships
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 11: HIV-Positive Latino Immigrants
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 12: What the Future America Will Look Like
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. FURTHER RESEARCH AREAS
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  12. Section 4: Attachment, Dating, and Family Relationships
    1. Chapter 13: Attachment Security and Emotional Availability
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. ORIGINS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE
      3. THE CONCEPT AND MEASUREMENT OF ATTACHMENT SECURITY
      4. THE CONCEPT AND MEASUREMENT OF EMOTIONAL AVAILABILITY
      5. COMPARISON OF ATTACHMENT AND EMOTIONAL AVAILABILITY
      6. RAPPROCHEMENT
      7. EVALUATION AND CLINICAL INTERVENTION
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    2. Chapter 14: Young Children and Digital Media in the Home
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DIGITAL PRACTICES OF YOUNG CHILDREN
      5. PARENTAL MEDIATION
      6. EMPIRICAL WORK
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. REFERENCES
      11. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 15: Sticks and Stones
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BULLYING DEFINED
      4. MENTAL DISORDERS
      5. BULLYING AND RELATIONSHIPS
      6. CURRENT INTERVENTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    4. Chapter 16: How Incarceration Affects the Parent-Child Relationship and Family Dynamics
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. HOW INCARCERATION AFFECTS THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP (MOTHER-CHILD AND FATHER-CHILD)
      4. LEGAL RECOMMENDATIONS
      5. CONCLUSION
      6. REFERENCES
      7. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 17: Yes We Can
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONCLUSION
      4. REFERENCES
      5. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  13. Compilation of References
  14. About the Contributors