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16 Cards in this Set

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Nuclear family
A core family unit of husband, wife, and their children.
Single-parent family
A family that includes one parent, either biological or adopative, who is solely responsible for care of self and child/children.
A family created when two people marry and at least one of them has been married previously and has a child/children.
Dual-career family
Those families in which both marital partners are engaged in work that is developmental in sequence and to which they have a high commitment.
Childless family
Couples who consciously decide not to have children or who remain childlessness as a result of chance or biology.
Gay/lesbian families
These types of families are made up of same sex couples without children or with children from a previous marriage or as a result of artificial insemination.
Aging family
A family headed by those 65 years old and above.
Multigenerational family
Households that include a child, a parent, and a grandparent.
Predictable physical, mental, and social changes over life that occur in relationship to the environment. (Gladding p. 8)
Individual time
the span of life between one's birth and death.
Social time
characterized by landmark social events such as marriage, parenthood, and retirement.
Historical time
is the era in which people live, that is, the culture. It consists of forces that affect and shape humanity at a particular point in time, such as during economic depression or war.
Life cycle
a life cycle presents an active way to conceptually picture time in human development because it denotes the continuous development of people over time in multiple contexts of their lives. (Gladding p. 8-9)
Developmental crises
times of turmoil and opportunity which may involve such events as aging, retirement, birth, and marriage. (Gladding p. 9)
Erik Erikson's First Five stages
1. Trust vs. mistrust - 1st. year.
2. Autonomy vs. shame/doubt - 2-3 years.
3. Initiative vs. guilt - 4-5 years.
4. Industry ve. inferiority - 6-12 years.
5. Identity vs. role confusion - 12-18 years.
Gladding p. 9-10
Erik Erikson's last three stages
6. Intimacy ve. isolation - 18-35 years.
7. Generativity vs. stagnation - 35-65 years.
8. Integrity vs. despair - 65+ years.
Gladding p. 10.