Nurturing and Control in a Changing World
- Beth A. Le Poire - California Lutheran University, California
Family Communication | Family Communication | Family Psychology | Family Therapy |
- Looks at Family in All Forms: Traditional nuclear; non-traditional nuclear; bi-nuclear families; cohabitation, single-parent households; step-family and blended configurations; gay families; couples with no children; and extended families are all examined. While not all families fit neatly within any of the traditional definitions, this book articulates a sentiment that most students can resonate to—that all family forms include some form of nurturing and control.
- Explores Sociological and Psychological Factors: Various forces such as governmental, religious, media influences, and social science research, cause us to assume most families are traditional and nuclear, using biological, legal, and sociological definitions. In addition to the sociological and psychological bases of developmental processes, the development of parental attachment is fully discussed, showing how nurturing and controlling communication processes encourage socio-emotional competence in children.
- Explicates New Research Findings: A new family communication theory—Inconsistent Nurturing as Control Theory—explores the ways in which family members attempt to change the undesirable behaviors of a particular family member (e.g., substance abuser, eating disordered individual, gambler, depressed person, violent individual) through their use of nurturing as control.
Perfect for the introductory undergraduate course in Family Communication; as well as courses in Sociology, Social and Clinical Psychology, Educational Psychology, Family Counseling, Family Education, and Home Economics
This is an excellent book, well written and easy to read. I will be recommending my students read this books as spans all the modules throughout the course. I particularly like the summary, key terms and application to practice at the end of each chapter.
A very useful book for anyone who works with families and who wants to better understand the relationship between nurture and control in the family dynamic.
A good book to support family practitioners in their work with families
Textbook has been adopted through the UCSB Bookstore for Fall 2012 Quarter. which will begin on September 21, 2012.
Professor is requesting: 2 Desk Copies.
I am more than happy to add this text to the Year 1 FdA student supplementary reading list for the Interpersonal and Communication Skills module. Even though much of the text is beyond the level of depth that needed by the year 1 students in the study of their module, there are some really useful sections in the book that the students will find very useful, because aspects of these topics are covered in the schedule of work. The overview of the importance of communication in families, the sections on raising communicative children and resolving conflict in family situations through effective communication are particularly useful. There is a useful reference list in the book that will help to point students undertaking our module onto further relevant reading. I like the summaries at the end of every chapter and i think the book could do with some more pictures, especially in colour.
A good introduction to the diversity of differing family groups in today's society. A range of issues that happen within families is explores and the book introduces a new theory which looks at the way families modify undesirable behaviour within the family. Suitable for Foundation Degree level courses concerned with Society and working with Families ie Social Work and Social Care.