Lecture 2 Family theories

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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Introduction to Family Study Theories and Research Methodology Christopher Belous, MA, CFLE, CCT Fall 2010 ISS 210: Society and the Individual - Family Ecology in Global Perspective What is a family? This is the foundation for many theories and what they attempt to explain How does a family function? What do they provide for society? What is the purpose of a family? What do they do for the members of the family? What makes up a family? And what does it look like? Types of Families Family of Origin Family of Family of Extended Families / Kinships Marriage Why marry? Socialization Roles Marriage Forms of marriage Monogamy One partner General, 2 + Partners Polygyny 2 + Wives Polyandry 2 + Husbands Theory: Family Ecology Adapted to families by Ellen Swallows Richards, heavily influence by Ernst Haeckel (German Biologist) Interconnected series of systems Life is a system Influence Family ecology asks the question: How is family life affected by the environments in which families live? AND - How are the environments affected by families and individuals? Theory: Ecological Systems Ecological Systems theory is the application of Human Ecological Theory to practice with people designed and created the ecological systems theory Ecological Systems theory looks at the individual and family as a system in their environment Microsystem Exosystem Different Systems of...
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