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Family Communication and Conflict Chapter 4 The _____________ Process 0. T_________________ Process – one in which we simultaneously affect  and are affected by our intimate relations 1. _________________is on the interconnectedness of the relationship _________________Theory 2. Views the family as an _________________ 3. Developed by \_________________ Family Systems Theory Family System is a dynamic entity that consists of various individuals and their interconnected, intergenerational patterns of  interaction. The primary function is to bring the parts together and arrange them into a whole,  organized entity. Key Concepts of Systems Framework 4. _________________– family members affect and are affected by each  other 5. Looking at the whole – individual members’ behavior can only be  understood by looking at the whole Key Concepts of Systems Framework 0. Establishing _________________– every system has some border  between it and its environment 0. _________________ boundaries – no information in or out 1. _________________ boundaries – information is unobstructed,  families lose identity 1. Maintaining _________________– families work to achieve and  maintain__________ _________________Model  of Marital and Family Systems 6. Addresses family cohesion, adaptability, and communication 7. Assesses family’s level of functioning 1
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Creating _________________for Communication 8. What we can and cannot talk about 9. Feelings that are allowed to be shared 10. Decision making 11. How  we can talk about it 12. Communication  strategy _________________Framework 13. All human behavior revolves around social behavior where there is and 
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course CDFS 255 taught by Professor Calahan during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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