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Cutting edge and student-friendly, Choices in Relationships takes readers through the lifespan of relationships, marriages, and families, and utilizes research to help them make deliberate, informed choices in their interpersonal relationships. Authors David Knox, Caroline Schacht, and new co-author I. Joyce Chang draw on extensive research to challenge readers to think critically about the choice-making process, consider the consequences involved with choices, view situations in a positive light, and understand that not making a choice is a choice after all.
"Choices in Relationships is a substantive textbook about relationships; it provides solid information about what students need to understand in terms of relationship theories, being proactive about their own relationship choices, and how to navigate contemporary relationships."
-- Rhonda Buckley
"Choices in Relationships covers the first three levels of Bloom′s taxonomy of learning. Perfect for a 100-level course. A review of multiple, applicable areas in a college student′s life. This textbook is a backbone of knowledge for CDFS majors/minors."
-- Dan Moen
"Choices in Relationships is inclusive of the LGBTQIA experience and mindful of diversity."
-- Heather Griffiths
"Easy to engage a student learner, elaborate and insightful."
-- Chara Doyle
David Knox, Ph.D., is Professor of Sociology at East Carolina University, where he teaches courtship and marriage, marriage and the family, and sociology of human sexuality. He is a marriage, family and sex therapist and the author or coauthor of twelve books and over 130 professional articles. He regularly presents new research at annual conferences with undergraduate/graduate students and colleagues. He and Caroline Schacht are married with three children and five grandchildren.
Caroline Schacht, M.A. in Sociology and M.A. in Family Relations, is formerly instructor of sociology at East Carolina University where she taught courtship and marriage, introduction to sociology, and the sociology of food. Her clinical work includes marriage and family relationships. She is also the coauthor of Understanding Social Problems and a certified Romana Pilates instructor.
I. Joyce Chang, Ph.D. is Professor of Child and Family Development at University of Central Missouri (UCM). Dr. Chang received her doctorate in Human Development and Family Sciences and Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Psychology, Women Studies, and Statistics) from Oregon State University. Dr. Chang’s primary research interests are high-risk behaviors, relationship development, and impacts of technology on families. She has received awards for teaching, research, and service. Dr. Chang has also taught/lectured in Sweden, Taiwan, and the Netherlands.