10-10 Chapter 4

10-10 Chapter 4 - FAMILIES THE FAMILY A SYSTEM Behavior in...

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FAMILIES
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THE FAMILY   A SYSTEM Behavior in relation to each other Reciprocal socialization Contextual Synchrony Each family = independent system
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FAMILY MYTH There is great storm and stress between parents and adolescents Majority of adolescents: feel close to their parents respect their parent’s judgments feel their parents love and care about them have respect for their parents as individuals
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FAMILY MYTH Greater diversity WITHIN adolescent population then between familial generations most differences are matters of personal taste like music and style of dress Why do adolescents and their parents bicker more? define issues differently Right vs. wrong Personal choice
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  Healthy conflict is good and important! Imp to healthy adolescent relationships with family: Being able to express autonomy while remaining attached Expression of autonomy = own opinions = independence
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FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS AT  ADOLESCENCE Adolescents spend increasingly less time in family contexts Family relationships change most during times when individual family members are changing Changes of adolescent Changes of parent Changes of family function
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course PSYCH 333 taught by Professor Coffield during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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10-10 Chapter 4 - FAMILIES THE FAMILY A SYSTEM Behavior in...

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