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M&F, 3rd Edition

  • includes CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
  • David Knox, Ph.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1305406370
  • ISBN-13: 9781305406377
  • 368 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2014, 2011
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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About the Product

Designed for through the continuous feedback from students like you, M&F3 delivers a visually appealing, succinct print component, tear-out review cards and CourseMate, our online digital product that an interactive eBook, self quizzes, flashcards and more - all at an affordable price and proven to enhance your learning experience and improve your grades.


  • More than 400 new research studies are included.

  • There are many new sections covering a variety of topics, including the impact of technology on relationships covered in Chapter 5 on “Communication and Technology in Relationships.”

  • Data is presented throughout this third edition and includes information on how love lowers stress level, cyber victimization, changing frequency of interracial marriage, and new data on singlehood.

  • An innovative combination of content delivery in print and online provides a core text and a wealth of comprehensive multimedia teaching and learning assets based on input from student focus groups and surveys, as well as from interviews with faculty and students.

  • Shorter, comprehensive chapters in a modern design present content in a more engaging and accessible format without minimizing coverage for your course.

  • Chapter review cards at the back of the Student Editions provide students a portable study tool containing all of the pertinent information for class preparation.

  • Instructor Prep Cards at the back of the Instructor's Edition make preparation simple with detachable cards for each chapter, offering a quick map of chapter content, a list of corresponding PowerPoint and video resources, additional examples, and suggested assignments and discussion questions to help you organize chapter content efficiently.

  • Engaging, trackable, and affordable, CourseMate for M&F offers a dynamic way to bring course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed edition of the text. Provide your students with this robust array of learning tools to enrich their course experience. Students gain immediate access to rich quizzing, videos, simulations, and other trackable activities. The Engagement Tracker tool provides you with the ability to identify at-risk students while it's still early enough to help, and also allows you to see what resources your student find most valuable.

About the Author

David Knox, Ph.D.

David Knox, Ph.D., is professor of sociology at East Carolina University, where he teaches courtship and marriage; marriage and the family; and sociology of human sexuality. He is a marriage and family therapist as well as the author or co-author of 12 books and over 100 professional articles.

Table of Contents

1. Marriages and Families: An Introduction.
2. Singlehood, Hooking Up, Cohabitation, and Living Apart Together.
3. Gender in Relationships.
4. Love and Relationship Development.
5. Communication and Technology in Relationships.
6. Sexuality in Relationships.
7. GLBTQ Relationships.
8. Marriage Relationships.
9. Money, Work, and Relationships.
10. Abuse in Relationships.
11. Deciding about Children.
12. Rearing Children.
13. Stress and Crisis in Relationship.
14. Divorce and Remarriage.
15. The Later Years.

New to this edition

  • M&F stays current with cutting edge research, evidenced by the 445 new references scattered throughout the 15 chapters. New original data, taken from surveys of 4730 undergraduates, is also presented throughout the text.
  • The new “What's New?” feature provides detailed new research on topics of student interest. Examples include: Taking Chances in Romantic Relationships, Different Gender Worlds: Sex, Betrayal and Love, Learning the Basics of Interaction via Surrogates, The Good, the Bad and Technology in Romantic Relationships, and What Undergraduates Report they Learned from Their Family about Sex.
  • The new, “Personal View” feature moves beyond the academic to the personal. Examples include: The Wedding Night, My Life as a Never Married Single Woman, My Life as a Cross Dressing Husband and Father, Using One's Heart or Head in Relationship Decisions, and A Script for Delaying Intercourse in a Relationship.
  • CourseMate for M&F3 has been ENHANCED with a new practice quiz generator to help your students prepare for tests. The practice quiz generator provides ten questions, randomly drawn from a large bank of questions, so students never get the same question twice. Also, a variety of NEW trackable activities provides your students the opportunity to expand their knowledge with higher-level activities, while providing you easy access to data and reports on their progress and where they need more help through Engagement Tracker.


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Web Site  (ISBN-10: 1305408934 | ISBN-13: 9781305408937)

Everything you need for your course in one place! This collection of book-specific lecture and class tools is available online via Access and download PowerPoint presentations, images, instructor’s manual, videos, and more.

Cengage Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305408926 | ISBN-13: 9781305408920)

Cengage Learning Testing Powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to: import, edit, and manipulate content from the text's test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305408802 | ISBN-13: 9781305408807)

Cengage Learning's M&F CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, static and randomized quizzes, glossaries, flashcards, videos, and more-as well as Engagement Tracker, a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305408802 | ISBN-13: 9781305408807)

Cengage Learning's M&F CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook, learning tools including glossaries, flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your M&F CourseMate.