Learning Objectives

11.1 Define and interpret “the family” and its relevant practices.
11.2 Identify and describe the types of family configurations in the United States.
11.3 Explain the various stages of childhood and adult friendships.
11.4 Articulate the dimensionality and research related to romantic relationships.
11.5 Discuss the influence of communication technologies on family life, friendships, and romantic relationships.
11.6 Name and describe a set of skills that can be used in your communication with various relationships types.