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Divergent realities : the emotional lives of mothers, fathers, and adolescents, Reed Larson and Maryse H. Richards

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Divergent realities : the emotional lives of mothers, fathers, and adolescents
Title
Divergent realities
Title remainder
the emotional lives of mothers, fathers, and adolescents
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Reed Larson and Maryse H. Richards
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Family dysfunction has been blamed on many causes - the absence of fathers, mothers working outside the home, lack of money or social supports. But, argue the authors of this original and provocative book, it is often presence rather than absence that lies at the heart of troubled families. In fact, they show that it is common for family members to be in the same room and yet be oblivious to each other's thoughts and feelings
  • Family life breaks down because members experience the same event in different ways and are unable to bridge the gap. How can adolescents and well-meaning parents be so out of touch? What are the daily sources of conflict between husbands and wives? What windows of opportunity does contemporary life provide for family members to talk with and appreciate each other?
  • To answer these questions, the authors used the unique Experience Sampling Method. Fathers, mothers, and adolescents carried electronic pagers for a week and provided reports on their activities and emotions at random times when signaled by the researchers
  • Already employed to great effect in studying individuals (the method served as the basis for Larson and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's book Being Adolescent and the latter's Flow), this is the first time this technique has been used to uncover the dynamics of family life
  • The result is an unprecedented study revealing the hour-by-hour emotional realities lived by families in middle America: the daily clash between fathers, who experience their family life as a refuge, and working mothers, who arrive home each evening to a six o'clock "crash"; between the world of young adolescents, whose emotions can be perilously out of check, and their parents, whose lives focus on emotional equilibrium
  • The authors demonstrate that these and many other divergent realities provide a breeding ground for dysfunctional family processes, and they discuss creative ways for families to surmount the emotional hazards of everyday life
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DLC
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1950-
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Larson, Reed
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ799.15
LC item number
.L37 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1956-
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Richards, Maryse Heather
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  • Parent and teenager
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Families
  • Parents et adolescents
  • Adolescents
  • Famille
  • Adolescent psychology
  • Families
  • Parent and teenager
  • Adolescenten
  • Gezinsproblemen
  • Emoties
  • Ouder-kind-relaties
  • Adolescent
  • Relation parent-enfant
  • Relation familiale
  • Famille
  • Psychologie
  • United States
  • États-Unis
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Divergent realities : the emotional lives of mothers, fathers, and adolescents, Reed Larson and Maryse H. Richards
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-326) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Family: A Brew of Emotions -- 2. Fathers: Cycles of Work and Leisure -- 3. Mothers: Interweaving Work and Relationships -- 4. Adolescents: Lives of Emotional Flux -- 5. Fathers and Mothers: Marriage in the Trenches -- 6. Mothers and Adolescents: Love and Conflict -- 7. Adolescents and Fathers: Fun and Avoidance -- 8. Troubled Families: Separate Realities -- 9. Healthy Families: Toward Convergent Realities
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages
Isbn
9780465016624
Lccn
93046394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29564956
  • (OCoLC)ocm29564956
Label
Divergent realities : the emotional lives of mothers, fathers, and adolescents, Reed Larson and Maryse H. Richards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 299-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Family: A Brew of Emotions -- 2. Fathers: Cycles of Work and Leisure -- 3. Mothers: Interweaving Work and Relationships -- 4. Adolescents: Lives of Emotional Flux -- 5. Fathers and Mothers: Marriage in the Trenches -- 6. Mothers and Adolescents: Love and Conflict -- 7. Adolescents and Fathers: Fun and Avoidance -- 8. Troubled Families: Separate Realities -- 9. Healthy Families: Toward Convergent Realities
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 333 pages
Isbn
9780465016624
Lccn
93046394
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29564956
  • (OCoLC)ocm29564956

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