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Family Interaction Patterns Chapter 10
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How are family ties maintained? What is the “ideal family”? What is a family? A network of people who live together over long periods of time bound by ties of marriage, blood, or commitment, legal or otherwise.
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The Family as a System Family Structures Power-authority Power: ability to change the behavior of other family members Authority: amount of influence Position vs. person-oriented structures Decision-making Consensus- everyone agrees and is happy. Most idealized. Accommodation- person with the least power gets accomodated De facto decision- one person making all the decisions Interaction structure Communication network
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The Family as a System, cont. Characteristics of family structures Role differentiation Boundaries Open Closed Random Enmeshed Disengaged Coordination of subsystems
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The Family as a System, cont. Functions of the family
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course COMM 201 taught by Professor Nagy during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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