This edition: Family Stress & Communication: The Divorce Process
This episode focuses on how family communication is affected by stresses that cannot be foreseen from either a developmental or a life course perspective. The Baines' model for determining how severe a stressor will be on a family is introduced and explained. Stressors resulting from divorce are discussed, with particular attention given to the changes in roles and responsibility in a post-divorce family.
Featured interview: Professor Marcia Dixson (Indiana-Purdue University)