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THINK Human Sexuality

THINK Human Sexuality covers the essentials every human sexuality student should know. The chapters are briefer than a standard text—allowing for a lower cost to students and using less printed paper. Unlike other brief texts, THINK Human Sexuality includes 18 chapters of content—giving instructors the flexibility to choose what they want to cover without the worry that skipping several chapters will mean leaving out hundreds of pages of content.

THINK Human Sexuality provides currency and relevance through design, current examples, and high-interest readings. The readings have been chosen from a range of well respected journals and popular press publications. With the concise presentation of material in the chapters, instructors have the option of incorporating these readings and helping students connect to issues occurring outside of the classroom.

  • Paperback: 420 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 1 edition (July 2, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205777716

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Family Life Now (2nd Edition)

“Family Life Now is the best family relations book on the market.”
Beckie Adams, Ball State University

“Excellent Text. I have reviewed many and taught from many, and this is the best one.”
Victor Harris, Utah State University

A candid and thoughtful conversation about families and family life.   This text combines the personal touch and scholarly expertise of an outstanding teacher to explore the ways that family members and intimate partners interact, and how families adapt to stresses, changes and everyday challenges. We are all a product of our families of origin. How that influences who we are and who we become is a central theme woven throughout Family Life Now.   This book follows the Family Life Education framework to examine marriages, families, and intimate relationships. Throughout the text, theories from the fields of sociology, family studies, psychology, lifespan human development, and other social sciences are integrated so that they can be applied to real life situations. The text also presents enough biological science to explain some of the physical realities of who we are and why we behave as we do.

  • Hardcover: 672 pages
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall; 2 edition (October 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205632513

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Family Life Now: A Conversation About Marriages, Families, and Relationships

A candid and scholarly conversation about families and family life. This text combines the personal touch and scholarly expertise of an outstanding teacher to explore the ways that family members and intimate partners interact, and how families adapt to stresses, changes and everyday challenges. We are all a product of our families of origin. How that influences who we are and who we become is a central theme woven throughout Family Life Now. This book follows the Family Life Education framework to examine marriages, families, and intimate relationships. Throughout the text, theories from the fields of sociology, family studies, psychology, lifespan human development, and other social sciences are integrated so that they can be applied to real life situations. The text also presents enough biological science to explain some of the physical realities of who we are and why we behave as we do.

  • Hardcover: 608 pages
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; Har/Pap St edition (January 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 020552334X

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Parenting in Contemporary Society (5th edition)

This inclusive, research-based text on parenting through the lifespan helps students work with parents as professionals, as well as develop life skills.

Parenting in Contemporary Society, Fifth Edition provides in-depth information about parenting through the lifespan and in diverse family types. It includes all types of parents and family situations, examines similarities and differences among parents in four major minority groups, and examines the various risks, challenges, and alternatives available to parents.

  • Paperback: 360 pages
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon; 5 edition (August 5, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0205379036

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