Social.Family and Parenting

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Family and Parenting § Analyzing Family Life § The Diversity of Adult Life Styles § Parenting § Other Family Relationships
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Direct and Indirect Interactions Between Parents and Children Analyzing Family Life Marital relationship Parenting Child behavior and development
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Percentage of Single Adults 30 to 34 Years of Age The Diversity of Adult Life Styles Percent 30 2000 Year 1970 25 20 15 10 0 30
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Cohabiting Adults Dramatic rise in cohabiting before marriage: Higher in countries other than the U.S. Cohabiting tends to be short-lived in U.S. The Diversity of Adult Life Styles
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Married Adults Marital trends: Changing male-female equality in marriage has created more fragile, intense marital relationships More adults remain single longer U.S. still a marrying society; divorce rates slowing The Diversity of Adult Life Styles 2002 1990 1980 1970 2 1 1960 1 9 2 4 2 3 2 2 Year 2 5 2 7 2 0 1950 2 6 Age (years)
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What Makes Marriages Work Premarital education- Improves quality of marriage May reduce risk of divorce Linked to higher level of commitment to spouse and lower level of destructive marital conflict Benefits of a good marriage- Healthier lives Lower levels of depression, anxiety, anger The Diversity of Adult Life Styles
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Divorced Adults If divorce occurs, it usually happens early in marriage:
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2012 for the course PSYCH 2314 taught by Professor Michaelrose during the Spring '11 term at Collins.

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