Unformatted text preview: 5. Spiritual commitment 6. Solve problems in crisis (We’ll cover these in course of this semester, not in order) Timberlawn Studies (1975) Another major studies of healthy families Actually videotaped families interacting: planning an activity and discussing family topics. Later did it on In-depth analysis to distinguish optimal from average families. Ten Characteristics (in order) 1. affiliative not oppositional 2. respect for uniqueness of other’s experience and views 3. open & direct communication (clarity) 4. firm parental coalition (not parent/child coalition against other parent) 5. understanding complexity & variety of motivation (not rigid & controlling) 6. spontaneous interaction (not repetive) 7. members are responsive, creative, unique (not bland) 8. fathers focus on interpersonal vocational satisfaction...
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- Fall '10
- Healthy Families, Healthy Family Research