CH10NOTES - COM225 Chapter 10 Family Interaction Family group of people whether by blood or by loyalty who have a common identity with each other o

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COM225 Chapter 10: Family Interaction Family: group of people whether by blood or by loyalty who have a common identity with each other o 3 eras of the family 1. Godly family (colonial times authoritarian) 2. Democratic family (early 1900s more shared roles for spouses) 3. Compassionate family (later in 20 th century; more permissive family) o What is an ideal family? Warm, honest, funny, open- - probably a myth o Myth because normal families don’t always get along and often experience crises o Family is a system (goes back to systems theory in Ch. 2) o Systems have: 1. Structures 2. Functions 3. Experience change Functions of family o Care providers for children o Teach socialization o Oversee intellectual development o Provide recreational activities o Provide emotional support o Transmit cultural values o Participate in cultural change o Teaches strategies for coping with difficulty 1
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COM225 Chapter 10: Family Interaction
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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CH10NOTES - COM225 Chapter 10 Family Interaction Family group of people whether by blood or by loyalty who have a common identity with each other o

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