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Choices in Relationships
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Choices in Relationships

Fourteenth Edition
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April 2023 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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. Drawing on extensive research, authors David Knox, Caroline Schacht, and I. Joyce Chang 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. The Fourteenth Edition features over 1000 new citations, increased emphasis and discussion of diversity and inclusion throughout each chapter, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals, couples, and families.

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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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"Choices in Relationships is a substantive textbook about relationships; it provides solid information about what students need to understand in terms of relationship theories, being proactive about their own relationship choices, and how to navigate contemporary relationships."

Rhonda Buckley
Texas Woman’s University

"Choices in Relationships covers the first three levels of Bloom's taxonomy of learning. Perfect for a 100-level course. A review of multiple, applicable areas in a college student's life. This textbook is a backbone of knowledge for CDFS majors/minors."

Dan Moen
Minnesota State University, Mankato

"Choices in Relationships is inclusive of the LGBTQIA experience and mindful of diversity."

Heather Griffiths
Fayetteville State University

"Easy to engage a student learner, elaborate and insightful."

Chara Doyle
Rowan College at Gloucester County
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION:
  • The new edition is available 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. Learn more.
  • 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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