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Choices in Relationships- Vantage Digital Option

Choices in Relationships- Vantage Digital Option

13th Edition

April 2021 | SAGE Publications, Inc
ISBN: 978-1-0718-2849-6

About Choices in Relationships, Thirteenth Edition

Cutting edge and student-friendly, Choices in Relationships takes readers through the lifespan of relationships, marriages, and families, and utilizes research to help them make deliberate, informed choices in their interpersonal relationships. Authors David Knox, Caroline Schacht, and new co-author I. Joyce Chang draw on extensive research to challenge students to think critically about the choice-making process, consider the consequences involved with choices, view situations in a positive light, and understand that not making a choice is a choice after all.

About Choices in Relationships - Vantage Digital Option, Thirteenth Edition


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Cutting edge and student-friendly, Choices in Relationships by David Knox, Caroline Schacht, and I. Joyce Chang takes readers through the lifespan of relationships, marriages, and families, and utilizes research to help them make deliberate, informed choices in their interpersonal relationships. Choices in Relationships – Vantage Digital Option, Thirteenth Edition delivers trusted content from Knox, Schacht, and Chang's text on SAGE Vantage, an intuitive digital platform that offers auto-graded assignments and interactive multimedia tools—including assignable video—all carefully designed to ignite student engagement and drive critical thinking. Built with you and your students in mind, it offers easy course set-up and enables students to better prepare for class. For a personalized demo, please contact your SAGE representative.

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List of Self-Assessments
About the Authors
Chapter 1: Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage, Family, and Diversity
Chapter 2: Love Relationships
Chapter 3: Gender and Diversity
Chapter 4: Singlehood, Cohabitation, and Living Apart Together
Chapter 5: Selecting a Partner
Chapter 6: Diversity in Marriage Relationships
Chapter 7: LGBTQIA Relationships
Chapter 8: Communication and Technology in Relationships
Chapter 9: Sexuality in Relationships
Chapter 10: Violence and Abuse in Relationships
Chapter 11: Planning for Parenthood
Chapter 12: Diversity in Parenting
Chapter 13: Money, Work, and Relationships
Chapter 14: Stress and Crisis in Relationships
Chapter 15: Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies
Chapter 16: The Later Years
Special Topic I: Careers in Marriage and the Family
Special Topic II: Contraception and STI Protection


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  • The Thirteenth Edition has been thoroughly revised and includes over 700 new research citations.
  • Technology and the Family sections in each chapter explore how technology is the most pervasive influence on modern relationships today.
  • Updated discussions of African American, immigrant, Asian American, and polyamorous (“poly”) marriages and families are reflective of American culture.
  • Each chapter includes original and updated data on the topic being discussed, derived from 13,000 respondents to 100 relationship questions.
  • New and expanded Culture and Diversity features highlight how culture affects the circumstances that inform personal choices regarding relationships and families.
  • The themes of cultural diversity and inclusiveness are throughout all chapters.
  • Self-Assessments provide scales for students to measure a particular aspect of themselves or their relationships.
  • Applying Social Research boxes in each chapter focus primarily on research done with undergraduate students, emphasizing how current research is applicable to students’ lives and their relationships.  
  • Each chapter includes a Technology insert relevant to the discussed topic, and discusses how advancements in technology affect individuals, couples, and families.
  • Policies relevant to marriage and the family are covered in each chapter.
  • The Personal Choices feature presents detailed discussions of personal choice dilemmas, challenging students to think critically and work through how they would approach choices in a variety of complex situations.
  • Original data from over 13,000 respondents, collected by the authors and their colleagues, are included.
  • This new edition features the Special Topics section on marriage and family careers and state of the art information about contraception and STIs.
  • The Future of section at the end of each chapter features the authors predicting, based on trends found in the latest research studies, what the future is likely to hold for marriage, singlehood, parenting, divorce/remarriage, and other chapter topics.
  • Each chapter ends with a summary formatted as questions and answers, with each relating to the chapter's Learning Objectives

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