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Unformatted text preview: the person is raised and lives. The theory also reflects the combination of social and historical factors with individual development. Life course is defined as a sequence of socially defined events and roles that the individual takes over their life span. The theory also explains that events and roles in a person’s life don’t necessarily happen in a specific order but instead constitute the entire persons experience. We use this theory in family studies to help understand individuals. The thought that problems arise not only from the individual but from outside influences will help us to understand the issues better. Many problems arise from socioeconomic troubles and many morals are manifested by the family of the person. To fully understand a person you must understand where they come from and how they live....
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This note was uploaded on 12/01/2011 for the course PSY 385 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at Central Mich..
- Fall '10