Chapter 19. Family Systems

  1. Kathleen McCartney and
  2. Deborah Phillips
  1. Marc H. Bornstein and
  2. Jeanette Sawyer

Published Online: 11 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch19

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development

How to Cite

Bornstein, M. H. and Sawyer, J. (2008) Family Systems, in Blackwell Handbook of Early Childhood Development (eds K. McCartney and D. Phillips), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470757703.ch19

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405120739

Online ISBN: 9780470757703

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Keywords:

  • theoreticians;
  • structural approach;
  • biopsychodynamics;
  • multidirectional influences;
  • babyishness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Is a Family System?

  • Family Systems Research

  • Looking Toward the Future: Closing the Gap Between Family Systems Theory and Research