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.
Kathleen M. Galvin (Ph.D. Northwestern University) is a Professor of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. She has co-authored or edited nine books with multiple editions, as well as multiple chapters and articles. She is one of the founders of the Family Communication Division of the National Communication Association and was awarded NCA's Becker Award for Distinguished Service.
Dawn O. Braithwaite (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) is Willa Cather Professor and Chair of Communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Braithwaite has authored or edited five books and over 125 articles. She received the National Communication Association's Bernard J. Brommel Award for Family Communication and the Becker Award for service, was named 2014 Distinguished Scholar of Western States Communication Association, and is a Past President of NCA.
Paul Schrodt (Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is the Philip J. and Cheryl C. Burguieres Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Texas Christian University. He has published more than 100 journal articles and book chapters, and is the recipient of the National Communication Association's Bernard J. Brommel Award for Family Communication and the Early Career Award in Interpersonal Communication.
Carma L. Bylund (Ph.D. Northwestern University) is Associate Professor at the University of Florida. She is the author of 90 peer-reviewed journal articles and 20 book chapters, and co-edited the book Family Communication About Genetics: Theory and Practice. Bylund is a fellow of the American Academy of Communication in Healthcare.