Stress and Coping in Families
March 2012, Polity
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PART I FAMILY STRESS THEORY AND RESEARCH
Chapter 1 Stress in the Mind and Body
Chapter 2 Stress and the Family
Chapter 3 Coping with Family Stress
Chapter 4 Communication within the Stress and Coping Processes
PART II FAMILY STRESS AND COPING IN CONTEXT
Chapter 5 Stress and Coping during a Wartime Deployment
Chapter 6 Stress and Coping during Catastrophic Illness
Chapter 7 Stress and Coping during the Transition to Parenthood
- Synthesizes literature from a wide variety of disciplines to examine family interaction in the context of stressful situations.
- Designed as a textbook within Polity’s Key Themes in Family Communication series.
- Looks at the topic of stress and coping across the individual, relational and family levels.
- Employs case studies to give students a grounded application of the theory.
Thomas J. Socha, Old Dominion University
"Stress and Coping in Families weaves together a comprehensive and accessible synthesis of the processes by which families and family members experience and cope with stress. This well-balanced resource supplements research across disciplines with the bright and dark sides of communicative stress and coping, innovates a heuristic communication model, and breathes life into concepts through well-conceived examples and authentic case studies."
Jody Kellas, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
"In this important new volume, Katheryn Maguire illustrates the complex role that family interaction plays in creating, maintaining, and relieving stress. Maguire synthesizes research from diverse fields including communication, psychology, and family sociology, and offers a unique model of communication-based coping processes. She provides fascinating analyses of stress in three distinct family contexts that will bring both laughter and tears to her readers. Researchers, teachers, and practitioners interested in stress and family interaction should read this book."
Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas at Austin