32. Common Themes in Couple and Family Relationship Research and Practice

  1. Patricia Noller1 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas2
  1. Gery C. Karantzas2 and
  2. Patricia Noller1

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch32

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Karantzas, G. C. and Noller, P. (2012) Common Themes in Couple and Family Relationship Research and Practice, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch32

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • couple and family relationship research, practice, common themes;
  • families and relationships, eight major themes;
  • family structure versus functioning;
  • attachment theory;
  • divorce and family breakdown;
  • conflict and communication;
  • self-regulation, and partner regulation;
  • caregiving and parenting;
  • relationship education and therapy;
  • policy implications

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Family Structure versus Functioning

  • Attachment Theory

  • Divorce and Family Breakdown

  • Conflict and Communication

  • Self-Regulation, Partner Regulation, and Behavior Change

  • Caregiving and Parenting

  • Relationship Education and Therapy

  • Policy Implications

  • Reference