Psych 350 - Chapter 7 Notes

Psych 350 - Chapter 7 Notes - 1. The Adolescent in the...

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1. The Adolescent in the Family System o Family Systems Approach - an approach to understanding family functioning that emphasizes how each relationship within the family influences the whole o Dyadic relationship - a relationship between two persons o Disequilibrium - change that requires adjustments from family members, like puberty and sexual maturity o Parents' Development During Midlife Midlife Crisis -a popular belief more people experience a crisis when they reach about 40 involving intense reexamination of their lives and perhaps sudden and dramatic changes if they are dissatisfied 40s, etc are usually the prime are their life because they have a job they like, have money, and personalities are more flexible "empty nest syndrome" most people handle it easily o Sibling Relationships Caregiver relationship - one sibling serves parental functions for the other, common between an older sister and younger siblings in both western & non- western A lot in traditional cultures Buddy Relationship - siblings treat each other as friends, enjoy being together Critical Relationship - high level of conflict and teasing More common than one would think Rival Relationship - siblings compete against each other and measuring their success against one another Casual relationship - relationship is not so emotionally intense and they may have little to do with one another o Extended Family Relationships In traditional cultures, male stays with family after adolescence and females go and live with their husbands' families. Has been remarkably resistant to globalization Traditional cultures - adolescents very close with grandparents African Americans have extended family households. Reduces stress of single parenthood Americans have less to do with their grandparents than European adolescents Adolescents with divorced parents tend to have more contact with their grandparents 2. Parenting Styles o Parenting Styles - the kinds of practices that parents exhibit in relation to their children and the effects of these practices o Parental demandingness - the degree to which parents set down rules and expectations for behavior and require their children to comply with them o Parental responsiveness - the degree to which parents are sensitive to their children's needs and repress love, warmth and concern o Parenting Styles
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Authoritative Parents - high in demandingness and high in responsiveness. Set clear rules and expectations and have clear consequences. But they also explain why Authoritarian parents - high in demandingness but low in responsiveness. Require obedience and punish disobedience without compromise. Expect
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This note was uploaded on 02/15/2012 for the course PSYCH 350 taught by Professor Lederach during the Fall '11 term at Ursinus.

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Psych 350 - Chapter 7 Notes - 1. The Adolescent in the...

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