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Sourcebook of Family Theories and Methods A Contextual Approach

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ISBN-10: 0306442647

ISBN-13: 9780306442643

Edition: 1993

Authors: Pauline Boss, William J. Doherty, Ralph LaRossa, Walter R. Schumm, Suzanne K. Steinmetz

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This unique sociohistorical account of family studies traces the development of various theories or methods within the context of the social values, technological changes, and political events of the twentieth century. Each chapter discusses the origins of a particular theory or method, its core assuptions, its applications, and its link to preceeding and succeeding theories or methods.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 3/31/1993
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 748
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.50" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 3.586
Language: English

She received her Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she subsequently taught for many years. In 1981, she joined the Department of Family Social Science at the University of Minnesota, where she is now Professor and Clinical Supervisor in the doctoral training program in marriage and family therapy. She was appointed Visiting Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, 1995-96. Dr. Boss is a past-president of the National Council on Family Relations and is a past-president of the Groves conference on Marriage and the Family.

William J. Doherty is professor and director of the Marriage and Family Therapy Center at the University of Minnesota and co-founder of Family Life 1st.

Overview: Family Theories and Methods
Metatheory and Family Studies
The Emergence of Family Theories and Methods: The History of Family Theory
Comparative Methods in Family Research
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During 19181929: Symbolic Interactionism and Family Studies
Qualitative Family Research
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During 19301945: Quantitative Measurement in Family Research
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During 19461960: Family Development Theory
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During 19601980: Systems Theories
Family Theories and Methods Emerging During the 1980s: Communication Theory and the Family
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