FamDev Ch2 Notes

FamDev Ch2 Notes - Chapter 2 : Studying Marriage and the...

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Chapter 2 : Studying Marriage and the Family Theories and Research - Why is it important to talk about and know these different theories and research? 1) What we don’t know can hurt us; getting fed misinformation, etc. 2) Help us understand; make sense of what is happening around us and/or our past 3) Help us make informed decisions; avoiding pitfalls (e.g. marriage at a young age, having a baby to “fix” a relationship, etc.) - How is theory/research related? Theory drives research; a theory explains aspects of a larger picture; no theory captures 100% of the “truth” because they all focus on different aspects - Page 38 has a good summary of the 8 theories Family Ecology - Understanding the relationship between individuals/families and the environment in which they live; reciprocal (studies how family influences environment just as much as how the environment influences the family) -The focus is on the individual. 5 systems interact with this individual: 1. Micro-system: Immediate, face-to-face interactions on a consistent basis (school and home for most children) 2. Meso-system: NOT a place; relationship between micro-systems (relationship between
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FamDev Ch2 Notes - Chapter 2 : Studying Marriage and the...

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