Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society

Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society

Nava R. Silton (Marymount Manhattan College, USA)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: February, 2017|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 439
ISBN13: 9781522524045|ISBN10: 1522524045|EISBN13: 9781522524052|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-2404-5


As society changes and develops, personal relationships can be significantly affected by evolving cultures. By examining amorous and familial bonds in the present era, a comprehensive understanding of relationship formation and development can be established.

Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society provides a thorough examination of the types of emotional relationships that different cultures participate in. Highlighting innovative topics across a range of relevant areas such as LGBTQ relationships, long-distance relationships, interracial dating, and parental techniques, this publication is an ideal resource for all academicians, students, librarians, and researchers interested in discovering more about social and emotional interactions within human relationships.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Attachment Security
  • Bullying
  • Close-Distance
  • Digital Media
  • Emotional Availability
  • Interracial Dating
  • Long-Distance
  • Parent-Child Relationship
  • Romance

Reviews and Testimonials

The new text Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society, edited by Nava R. Silton, covers a wide range of topics relevant to relationship science. Topics include general relationship dynamics; nontraditional arrangements (i.e., consensual nonmonogamy); sexuality; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning/queer (LGBTQ) relationships; culture; and parent-child relationships. Because so many topics are covered, the book is a bit unfocused, but despite this, it is very informative. As the title suggests, the topics in the book address the evolving nature of relationships in our society. The text could be a good resource for courses in psychology and sociology on marriage and family dynamics. Clinicians and scholars in developmental psychology would find a number of chapters of interest as well. The book is highly readable and would be appropriate for undergraduate or graduate courses.

– Karen Wilson, PsycCRITIQUES

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Nava R. Silton, Ph.D., a Developmental Psychologist, graduated from Cornell University in 2002 and received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Fordham University in 2009. Silton has worked at Nickelodeon, at Sesame Street Workshop, and at Mediakidz. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate Psychology courses at Cornell University, Fordham University, Hunter College, Touro College and is currently an Associate Professor at Marymount Manhattan College. She was a Postdoctoral Templeton Fellow at the Spears Research Institute from 2009-2010, and has served as a consultant for projects conducted by the Autism Seaver Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, at Sesame Street Workshop and at Netflix. Silton has published over a dozen articles in the area of religion and health has published her most recent peer-reviewed journal articles, chapters and edited books in the areas of disabilities, media and creativity. Nava published her first book: Innovative Technologies to Benefit Children with Autism in March 2014, her second edited book: Recent Advances in Assistive Technologies to Support Children with Developmental Disorders in June 2015 and is now completing this third edited book: Exploring the Benefits of Creativity in Education, Media and the Arts for a July 2016 release date and has begun a fourth text, Family Dynamics and Romantic Relationships in a Changing Society for a July 2017 release date. Silton is currently pitching her Realabilities/Addy & Uno TV Show and assessing the efficacy of her popular Realabilities Comic Book Series across the U.S. Additionally, Nava is a Psychology point person for Fox 5 News and NBC News. Silton is also a weekly coach for Special Olympics Gymnastics, helps run weekly Jewish learning and visiting the sick programs, and chairs a variety of fundraising initiatives in Manhattan. Nava is married to Dr. Ariel Brandwein, a Pediatric ICU fellow at LIJ Medical Center, and is the proud mother of two wonderful little guys, Judah and Jonah Brandwein.