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wholeness
the fmaily is the sum of its members
interdependence
it affects one, it affects all
patterns
consistent behaviors regulating family function
rules
to guide the functions
social roles
everybody has a part
boundaries
delineate individuals
equifinality
the ability to achieve goals similar to other families, but in different ways
adaption
the abilty of a family to change patterns in response to changing condigions
homeostasis
the ultimate goal of family functioning, the desire and ability to maintain stability or the status quo-the latter is relative to each family member
functions of a family
raise children responsibly, to provide econimic sup;ort, and to give emotional security, structural function
structurall functional theory
examine relationship between fam and larger society, family serves society by performing man y services "social functions"
family development theory
family itself as a unit of analysis, family life cycle. changes are predictible overtime
intraction theory
internal family dynamics interaction of famliy talking back and forth, gestures
exchange theory
social relationshiops, education, money, job effect relationships