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1995 SCA Convention
Family Communication Division Sponsored Program
FAMILY ABUSE: A COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVE
Chair: Dudley "Lee" Cahn, State Univ. of New York, New Paltz
- "Family abuse from a communication perspective." Dudley "Lee" Cahn, State Univ. of New York, New Paltz
- "Power, control, and confrontation in aggressive family episodes." Michael E. Roloff, Northwestern Univ.
- "The role of communication in verbal abuse between spouses." Teresa Chandler Sabourin, Univ. of Cincinnati
- "Communication, conflict, and courtship violence." Paul A. Mongeau & Colleen M. Carey, Miami Univ., Ohio
- "Patterns of relational control and physical aggression in happily married couples." L. Edna Rogers, Univ. of Utah, Anne Castleton, Univ. of Utah, & Sally A. Lloyd, Miami Univ., Ohio
EXPLORING FAMILY STORIES AS A METHOD FOR STUDYING COMMUNICATION AND CHANGE IN THE FAMILY
Chair: John Stone, Univ. of Wisconsin, Whitewater
- "Stories your mother-in-law told you: What do they mean anyway?" Penny Stampfly Rutledge & Dawn Weber, Central Michigan Univ.
- "When labor really begins: A narrative analysis of a new parents support group." Barbara Penington & Darrell Mullins, Univ. of Wisconsin, Whitewater
- "A narrative case study approach to studving change in recovering alcoholic families." Janet Yerby & Dawn Weber, Central Michigan Univ.
- "Narratives from children of divorce." Pam Secklin, Purdue University
Respondent: Gail Whitchurch, Indiana-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis
COMMUNICATIVE TEMPLATES FOR ADOLESCENT INTERACTION AND RELATIONSHIPS
Chair: John Caughlin, Univ. of Texas
- "Common themes in courtship talk between parents and adolescent children." Mary A. Banski, Univ. of Houston
- "Why isn't my family like the one on TV?': Family relationships in television domestic comedy 1952-1992." William Douglas & Beth Olson, Univ. of Houston
- "How adolescent children respond to their parents' attempts at detecting deception." Dennis P. Grady, Univ. of Texas
- "The impact of adolescence and impending adulthood on sibling relational and interaction rules." Lisa A. Roghaar, Emerson College
Respondent: Glen Stamp, Ball State Univ.
FAMILY LIFE CYCLE ISSUES
Chair: Thomas Columbus, Arizona State Univ.
- "Marriage as performance: The marriage vow ritual." Leslie A. Baxter, Univ. of Iowa & Dawn 0. Braithwaite, Arizona State Univ. West
- "When Parent-adolescent relationships don't flip: Diminished satisfaction and pseudo-intimacy." Jamie Comstock, Univ. of West Florida
- "Forty-forever years?: Loving relationships in middle and later years." Judy Pearson, Ohio Univ.
- "Dialectical tensions of the institutionalized elderly." Sandra Petronio & Samantha Kovach, Arizona State Univ.
UPDATE 95: WHAT CURRENT RESEARCH HAS TO TEACH MARRIED COUPLES ABOUT STABLE AND ENDURING MARRIAGES
Chair: Karin-Leigh Spicer, Wright State Univ.
- "Resolving marital conflict: Advice from the research archives." Katherine C. Tarwater, Towson State Univ.
- "Building interdependence and shared history: Advice from the research archives." Jennifer L. Thompson, Univ. of Denver
- "Closing the communication gap: Advice from the research archives." Barbara Eakins Reed, Wright State Univ.
- "Understanding marriage over the life cycle: Advice from the research archives." Kimberly House, Univ. of Houston, Downtown
TOP FOUR PAPERS IN FAMILY COMMUNICATION
Chair: Kathleen Galvin, Northwestern Univ.
- "Like sands through the hour glass: These are the rituals functioning in day-to-day married lives." Carol J. S. Briess & Judy C. Pearson, Ohio Univ.
- "Interactions in maintained marriages: A description of type, relative routineness and perceived importance." Marianne Dainton, SUNY Geneseo
- "The impact of perceived equity on parent/adolescent communication strategy usage and relational outcomes." Sally M. Vogl-Bauer, Cleveland State Univ. & Pamela J. Kalbfleisch, Univ. of Wyoming
- "Juggling work and parenting: Modernity and the communicative management of multiple roles." Annis G. Golden, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Respondent: Kathleen Galvin, Northwestern Univ.
EFFECTS OF NEGATIVE SITUATIONS ON FAMILY COMMUNICATION
Chair: Charles Grant, Univ. of South Florida
- "Nothing but negative: Reexamining divorce and sibling relationships." M. Rachel Tighe, Univ. of Georgia
- "Accounting for violence: An analysis of male spousal abuse narratives." Glen H. Stamp, Ball State Univ. & Teresa Chandler Sabourin, Univ. of Cincinnati
- "The study of women's compliance-gaining-behaviors in violent and non-violent relationships." Jill E. Rudd, Cleveland State Univ. & Patricia A. Burant, Univ. of West Virginia
- "Turning points and commitment in post divorce relationships." Elizabeth E. Graham, Ohio Univ.
Respondent: Gail Whitchurch, Indiana-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis
COMMUNICATING WITH ADOLESCENTS
Chair: Robert Harrison, Gailaudet Univ.
- "African American motherhood: Mothers and sons." Chevelle Newsome, Calffornia State Univ., Sacramento & Marilyn Woods, Univ. of Texas, Arlington
- "Uncertainty reduction theory in family communication: The young aduft-parent relationship." Matthew M. Martin, West Virginia Univ. & Carolyn M. Anderson, Univ. of Akron
- "The birds and the bees: An analysis of advice given to parents through the popular press." Julia Weeks Simanski, Iowa State Univ.
- "Parent-child communication about sex." Clay Warren, George Washington Univ.
Respondent: Jill Rudd, Cleveland State Univ.
THE PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIP
Chair: Maureen Keeley, St. Cloud State Univ.
- "The relationship between peer influence and young children's perceptions of their family: Does communication mafter?" Marcia D. Dixson, Indiana - Purdue Univ., Fort Wayne
- "Father-daughter dramas: A typology of rhetorical visions." Thomas G. Endres, Univ. of St. Thomas
- "They were talking mean to each other': Accessing the metamessages of parent-child narrative activity." Carolyn Taylor, Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- "Trait verbal aggressiveness and the appropriateness and effectiveness of fathers'interaction plans." Michael J. Beatty, Patricia A. Burant, Jean A. Dobos, & Jill E. Rudd, Cleveland State Univ.
Respondent: Paul Yelsma, Western Michigan Ui-ilv.
FAMILY SYSTEMS AND RITUAL
Chair: Douglas L. Kelley, Arizona State Univ. West
- "A family system approach to parent-child interaction." Laura Stafford, Ohio State Univ. & Marianne Dainton, SUNY Geneseo
- "Family rituals as communicative events: A grounded methodology." Danelle C. Thompson, R. D. Thompson & Associates, and Fran C. Dickson, Univ. of Denver
- "Perceived family rituals and personal authority in the family system: A dialectical analysis." Leslie A. Baxter, Univ. of Iowa & Catherine L. Clark, Univ. of California, Davis
- "Family communication patterns: Differences in collectivistic and individualistic families." Ascan F. Koerner, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison
Respondent: Alan L. Sillars, Univ. of Montana
SHARING ABOUT AND WITHIN THE FAMILY
Chair: Nancy Buerkel-Rothfuss, Central Michigan Univ.
- "A critical theory of family storytelling in the classroom." Kristin M. Langellier & Eric E. Peterson, Univ. of Maine
- "Social support and relational disclosure in marital triads (or what Wilma tells Betty about Fred)." Maureen P. Keeley, St. Cloud State Univ.
- "Communicating closeness among siblings: An application of the gendered closeness perspective." Kory Floyd, Univ. of Washington
- "Revealing family secrets: The influence of topic, function, and relationships." Anita L. Vangelisti & John Caughlin, Univ. of Texas
Respondent: Art Bochner, Univ. of South Florida
DEFINING AND REDEFINING "FAMILY": ENLARGING PERSPECTIVES
Chair: Gail G. Whitchurch, Indiana-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis
- "Redefining the norm: Gay and lesbian families in American culture." Richard West, Univ. of Southern Maine
- "In-laws and outlaws: Redefining the in-law relationship after divorce." Mattie J. A. Nimocks, Univ. of Wisconsin at Platteville & C. Turner Steckline, Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale
- "Does a single woman have a family?: Janet Reno and the public definition." Lynn H. Turner, Marquette Univ. & Patricia Sullivan, State Univ. of New York, New Paltz
Respondent: Gail G. Whitchurch, Indiana-Purdue Univ., Indianapolis
- "Communication processes in marital commitment: An integrative approach." Deborah S. Ballard-Reisch & Daniel J. Weigel, Univ. of Nevada, Reno
- "Partners' beliefs about talk and reports of imagined interaction during engagement and marriage." James M. Honeycutt, Louisiana State Univ. & John M. Wiemann, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara
- "Couples' perceptions of work and family overlap: In Family businesses." Marilyn Fuss-Reineck, Concordia College
- "The challenge of change: Managing dialectical tensions during the transition to parenthood." Barbara A. Penington, Univ. of Wisconsin
COMMUNICATION ACROSS AND WITHIN FAMILY GENERATIONS
- "Communication models of mothers and their adult children: The path from motives to self -disclosure to satisfaction." Carolyn M. Anderson, Univ. of Akron & Matthew M. Martin, West Virginia Univ.
- "Communication similarity across three generations: Daughters, mothers and grandmothers." Rick A. Buerkel, Kent State Univ., Nancy L. Buerkel-Rothfuss, Central Michigan Univ., & Donn S. Fink, Albion College
- "Grandmothers, mothers, and daughters: An intergenerational study of relationship." Michelle Miller, Univ. of Memphis
- "A description of family members' boundary spanning communication activities with young adult family members." Diana L. Rehling, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln
- "Interpersonal communication motives and family communication patterns: Interfacing mediated and interpersonal communication." Carole A. Barbato, Kent State Univ., Elizabeth M. Perse, Univ. of Delaware, & Elizabeth E. Graham, Ohio Univ.