Family Communication: Cohesion and Change

10th Edition

Kathleen M. Galvin, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Paul Schrodt, Carma L. Bylund

Published October 1, 2018
Textbook - 490 Pages
ISBN 9781138285279 - CAT# Y230906

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Family Communication: Cohesion and Change encourages students to think critically about family interaction patterns and to analyze them using a variety of communication theories. Using a framework of family functions, current research, and first-person narratives, this text emphasizes the diversity of today's families in structure, ethnic patterns, gender socialization, and developmental experiences.

New for the tenth edition are expanded pedagogical features to improve learning and retention, as well as updates on current theory and research integrated throughout the chapters for timely analysis and discussion. Cases and research featured in each chapter provide examples of concepts and themes, and a companion website offers expanded resources for instructors and students.

On the book's companion website,, intstructors will find a full suite of online resources to help build their courses and engage their students, as well as an author video introducing the new edition:

Course Materials

  • Syllabi & Suggested Calendars
  • Course Projects & Paper Examples
  • Essay Assignments
  • Test/Quiz Questions and Answer Keys
  • Case Studies in Family Communication
  • Family Communication Film and Television Examples
  • Family Communication in Literature Examples

Chapter Outlines

  • Detailed Outlines
  • Discussion Questions
  • Case Study Questions
  • Sample Chapter Activities

Chapter PowerPoint Slides


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