- Studies cultural influences in couple and family relationships
- Features a broadly interdisciplinary perspective
- Looks at how cultural differences affect how families are structured and function
- Explores why certain immigrant groups adapt better to new countries than others
- Discusses why certain countries are better at integrating immigrants than others
1. Introduction setting the stage
ESSENTIAL FORMS AND FUNCTIONS OF FAMILIES 2. Evolution and the family 3. Demography of the family, marriage, divorce and parenting 4. The Second Demographic Transition: Cohabitation 5. Family law across cultures 6. The intra-family balance of power: Cross cultural evidence 7. Couple Communication from a Cross-Cultural Perspective 8. Family violence: An International perspective 9. GLBT people and family
INFLUENCES ON FAMILY FUNCTIONING 10. Work-family balance in cultural context 11. Families and physical health 12. The interface between family wellbeing and government policy in Australia 13. Migration patterns and families 14. The Anti-Immigrant sentiment and Its impact on immigrant families 15. Family Interventions and Armed Conflict
FAMILY INTERVENTIONS 16. Family therapy and culture 17. Culture, couple relationships and couple education 18. Parenting interventions and culture 19. The Triple P parentiing program across cultures 20. Culture and Family-Based Intervention for schizophrenia, bipolar, and other psychotic related spectrum disorders
CONCLUSION 21. Families and culture: Research and Practice
Dr. Halford is an internationally known couple and family therapist with a strong emphasis on cross-cultural perspectives. He has authored or edited close to 200 scientific publications, including 8 books, with more than 5500 career citations of his work. Dr. Halford serves on the editorial boards of leading international journals such as the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, and Family Process.
De Vijver, Fons Van
Dr. van de Vijver has authored or edited close to 500 publications, mostly in the domain of cross-cultural psychology. He was the 2013 recipient of the International Award of the American Psychological Association and the 2014 recipient of the IAAP Fellows Award. He is the former editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology and serves on the board of various other journals. He is also former president of Division 2 (Assessment and Evaluation) of the International Association of Applied Psychology.