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Gender Another substantive domain of enormous importance is gender. Family psychology has made great strides to become a psychology that recognizes the differences between males and females. However, family psychology in its research and practice still leans substantially in the direction of being a psychology of female adults with children of both sexes. For instance, the literature on depression and marriage is still largely a literature on depressed, married women (see Whiffen, ch. 15 in this volume).

Is dissatisfaction just the other end of the satisfaction continuum? A therapeutic truth in working with distressed couples is that the circumstances, the events, and the nature of day-to-day exchanges differentially impact marital satisfaction. The three general categories of interaction described earlier (appetitive, instrumental, and by-products) impact ‘‘satisfaction’’ quite differently, ranging from dissatisfaction, through neutrality, to satisfaction (Weiss, 1978). The key lies in the fact that the presence of some events increments satisfaction, whereas the presence of other events increments dissatisfaction.

Constructs appropriated from the popular domain often create the illusion of explanation when in fact they are only descriptive or, at worst, tautological. ’’ Do beliefs and values serve as mediators of statements or actions, or as moderators, such that when present certain other relations are more or less likely? For example, research on attributions in marriage has shown that couples who report low marital quality also tend to make negative attributions about their partner’s behaviors (Fincham, 1994).

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