ch 3 final - Chapter 3 Study Guide 1. Family Systems...

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Chapter 3 Study Guide 1. Family Systems Theory: The parent-child relationship is a subsystem within a larger system. Individuals are part of a system that affects each other – dynamic family system. Every member of a family system is interconnected. Like a mobile, movement of one member affects the movement of the while (family) system. In the family systems theory, members are constantly changing to adapt to other and redefine their roles in relation to others. Adaptation: Family systems constantly adapt to maintain itself in response to changes in its members or environment. -Homeostasis is the continuity of a family system or the steady internal state of the system. -Morphogenesis is the ability of a system to change its form. -Morphostasis is the ability of a system to hold its shape. However, if there is too much change, the system will break down, and if there is too much stability (homeostasis) the system will die off. Roles: Roles are extremely important within the system. Roles are the specific job or purpose a member of the system has. Important to overall well-being of family. Stressor: Things such as divorce, illness, work, death, etc that cause stress on the system. Reciprocal interaction: System maintains state of equilibrium due to repetitive nature of cycles. People influence each other’s behavior in a system. There is a constant cycle of this (“never-ending cycle). 2. Systemic Family Development Theory: Ernest Burgess. This model uses concepts from the Family Systems Theory, can describe changes in all families, and acknowledges that families have several generations.
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This note was uploaded on 02/23/2012 for the course ECE 4352 taught by Professor Kinard during the Fall '10 term at Texas State.

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