Diversity in Family Communication
Not only are culturally diverse functions of families examined, but a variety of family forms which exist in the United States over its history are investigated as well. In combination and as an outcome of these two perspectives, diversity in family formation, relationship dynamics, communication style, resource utilization, decision-making approaches, and reconfiguration choices following personal and national disasters are examined.
The goal is to encourage you to apply findings to other areas of study in which you engage. Studying family communication provides an excellent context in which people can be encouraged to critically examine a situation familiar to them and, at the same time, expand their knowledge about human relationships.