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Published: 27 October 2016

416 Pages | 19

6-1/2 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190297268

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Exploring Family Theories

Fourth Edition

Suzanne R. Smith and Raeann R. Hamon

Offering a diverse variety of perspectives, Exploring Family Theories, Fourth Edition, is a combined text/reader that integrates theory with research and applications. In each chapter, Suzanne R. Smith and Raeann R. Hamon present the history, scholarship, and critiques of one principal family theory in a concise manner. Numerous examples and illustrations augment and clarify content, while application questions help students relate these theories to the real world. After each chapter, a follow-up journal article exemplifies how that particular theory is used to guide actual research.

New to this Edition:

  • Several chapters have been reorganized to make the content more clear and understandable
  • Updated throughout to reflect the most current research
  • Expanded history sections include the latest developments
  • Supplemental readings--which are primarily from recent sources--illustrate how each theory might be applied in research and practice
  • More application activities and guiding/reflecting questions for supplemental readings
  • An instructor's manual is now available with related assignments, experiential activities, and a test bank

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