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Choices in Relationships - Vantage Learning Platform

Choices in Relationships - Vantage Learning Platform

14th Edition

February 2023 | SAGE Publications, Inc

About Choices in Relationships - Vantage Learning Platform, Fourteenth Edition

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Choices in Relationships, Fourteenth Edition is offered in Sage Vantage, an intuitive learning platform that integrates quality Sage textbook content with assignable multimedia activities and auto-graded assessments to drive student engagement and ensure accountability. Unparalleled in its ease of use and built for dynamic teaching and learning, Vantage offers customizable LMS integration and best-in-class support.
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CHAPTER 1: Choices in Relationships: An Introduction to Marriage and the Family
CHAPTER 2: Love Relationships
CHAPTER 3: Gender Diversity and Relationships
CHAPTER 4: Singlehood, Cohabitation, and Living Apart Together
CHAPTER 5: Selecting a Partner
CHAPTER 6: Diversity in Marriages and Families
CHAPTER 7: LGBTQIA+ Relationships
CHAPTER 8: Communication and Technology in Relationships
CHAPTER 9: Sexuality in Relationships
CHAPTER 10: Violent and Abusive Relationships
CHAPTER 11: Planning Children
CHAPTER 12: Diversity in Parenting
CHAPTER 13: Employment and Relationships
CHAPTER 14: Stress, Crisis, and Resilience in Relationships
CHAPTER 15: Divorce, Remarriage, and Stepfamilies
CHAPTER 16: The Later Years

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  • Critical Thinking Checks and Chapter Quizzes provide summative assessments at the end of each chapter to measure progress and long-term retention.
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New to this Edition:
  • The Fourteenth Edition has been thoroughly revised and includes over 1000 new research citations.
  • Each chapter includes a Technology and Family Spotlight relevant to the topic of the chapter. For example, in the chapter on LGBTQIA +, the technology spotlight is on “gender affirming surgery.”
  • The Focus on Research feature highlights a research study in each chapter and includes topics such as positive and negative influences of one’s romantic partner, vetting a potential romantic partner, and “ghosting” in relationships.
  • Most of the Self-Assessments from the text are now assignable in Vantage, where they are self-scoring and can be graded for completion.
Key Features:
  • The themes of cultural diversity and inclusiveness are woven 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.
  • Government and legal policies relevant to marriage and the family are covered in each chapter.
  • The Personal Choices feature challenges students to think critically and work through how they would approach choices in a variety of complex situations.
  • Each chapter ends with a summary formatted as questions and answers, with each relating to the chapter's Learning Objectives.
  • Key terms are listed and defined at the end of each chapter as well as in the glossary.

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