The Fascinating Story of Family Theories

Margaret Crosbie-Burnett, David M. Klein

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4 Scopus citations
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Family Psychology
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781405169943
StatePublished - Jan 15 2010


  • Construct "family"-purview of social, behavioral, and biological sciences
  • Current family theories
  • Depression era-renewed concern for welfare of children and families
  • Evolution of family theories
  • Fascinating story of family theories
  • Issues in development and use of family theories
  • Social-cognitive-behavioral family theory(SCBFT) in behavioral psychology paradigm
  • Sociology's symbolic interactionism and psychology's family systems theory
  • Symbolic interaction theory
  • To a sociologist-family, smallest unit of society and network of persons with specific family roles

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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