Ch 33: Managing Family & Peer Relationships

About This Chapter

In this chapter, you'll take a look at different types of family and peer relationships and review strategies for effectively maintaining interpersonal relationships.

Managing Family & Peer Relationships - Chapter Summary

Use the lessons in this chapter to take a comprehensive look at techniques for managing family and peer relationships. Specifically, you'll examine:

  • Establishing and maintaining successful relationships
  • Codependency vs. positive reinforcement
  • Trust in relationships
  • Managing conflict
  • Love relationships and falling in love
  • Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love
  • Factors impacting marital satisfaction
  • Decision-making as couples
  • Relationships in late adulthood
  • Parenting during the early and middle years
  • Caring for aging parents
  • Children leaving the home
  • Grandparenting

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15 Lessons in Chapter 33: Managing Family & Peer Relationships
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Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance

1. Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance

Be it work, friends, or family, making a relationship work is hard. Creating a solid relationship isn't much easier. This lesson will point out the characteristics of solid relationships and some advice for developing and maintaining them.

Interactions in Relationships: Codependency vs. Positive Reinforcement

2. Interactions in Relationships: Codependency vs. Positive Reinforcement

Enabling and positive reinforcement are two terms used to describe how people can interact with one another in their relationships. One of these terms reinforces good behavior and the other reinforces bad behavior. Do you know which is which?

The Elements of Trust & Their Significance to Relationships

3. The Elements of Trust & Their Significance to Relationships

Do you trust someone with your life? Do you trust that same person with your bank account number? Trust is a difficult word to define as you will learn in this lesson. That's because it involves a lot of key elements that share a very intricate relationship.

Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations

4. Conflict Resolution: Managing Conflict in Organizations

Conflict can be solved in many ways. This lesson provides an overview of the different types of conflict resolution strategies, including avoidance, accommodation, competition, compromise, and collaboration.

Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop

5. Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop

Here we look at the development of love. What does it mean to be in a loving relationship? What are the steps that occur in every individual in entering one?

Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions

6. Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love: Definition, Examples & Predictions

Love is an important and complex topic of study for social psychologists. In this lesson, we begin our discussion about love with Robert Sternberg's triangular theory of love. We define each of his eight types of love and identify real-world examples.

The Pattern Of Falling In Love: Helen Fisher's Theory

7. The Pattern Of Falling In Love: Helen Fisher's Theory

Love is a complex thing, but anthropologist Helen Fisher has tried to tackle its complexities by breaking down its aspects into several important concepts this lesson explores.

Marriage through Adulthood: Factors that Contribute to Marital Satisfaction

8. Marriage through Adulthood: Factors that Contribute to Marital Satisfaction

In this lesson, we'll take a brief look at factors that interact with marriage and adulthood as well as how these factors eventually influence old age. We'll also look at old age bachelorhood as well as reasons for successful marriages.

Divorce, Marriage, and Cohabitation in Late Adulthood

9. Divorce, Marriage, and Cohabitation in Late Adulthood

During later life, romantic partnerships are different from partnerships in earlier life. Watch this lesson to find out more about marriage, cohabitation, remarriage, and divorce in later life, including their unique benefits and challenges.

Factors Affecting How Couples Make Life Decisions

10. Factors Affecting How Couples Make Life Decisions

Couples need to answer a lot of hard questions before making major life decisions. This lesson will look into some of these factors, specifically regarding decisions like buying a home together and having kids.

Parenthood During The Early Years: Key Issues & Parenting Forms

11. Parenthood During The Early Years: Key Issues & Parenting Forms

Parenting can be stressful! There are specific challenges that parents face when they have young children. In this lesson, we'll look at some of the issues inherent in the early years of parenting, including the four major parenting styles.

Parenthood During the Middle Years: Interacting with Children

12. Parenthood During the Middle Years: Interacting with Children

In this lesson, we will explore the issues related to parenting and child-rearing in mid-life. We will look at how developing one's identity influences parent-child relationships in positive and negative ways.

Caring for Aging Parents: Psychological Impact & Coping Strategies

13. Caring for Aging Parents: Psychological Impact & Coping Strategies

Here we will discuss the effects of caring for ones aging parents. Emphasis is placed on psychological and emotional strain brought on by the demands of caretaking, as well as ways to avoid complete burnout.

Life After Children: Changes That Happen When Children Move Out

14. Life After Children: Changes That Happen When Children Move Out

In this lesson, we will look at what changes occur to a parent after their dependent children move out. Included in this are the positive and negative changes that occur.

Grandparenting: Interacting with Grandchildren, Grandparenting Styles & Key Issues

15. Grandparenting: Interacting with Grandchildren, Grandparenting Styles & Key Issues

This lesson looks at the common ways that grandparents interact with their grandchildren, as well as a brief look into the issue of surrogate parenting by grandparents.

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