Family Constellation: Its Effects on Personality and Social Behavior, 4th Edition / Edition 4

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Overview

The Newest edition of this classic work is presented in an updated format. Dr. Toman's revisions to the text include new interpretations of statistical data, a questionnaire for reader use, and a fully updated bibliography.

Impact of birth order & number of siblings of the individual & his/her parents on psychological functioning.

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Journal of Marriag and the Family
When formulating research problems, even those social scientists crtical of its psychoanalytic orientation or sheptical of its empirical data will benefit from many of the ideas it contains. —Journal of Marriage and the Family
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826104960
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1993
  • Edition description: New
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,438,651
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

  1. Preface to the Fourth Edition
    Part I: Theory and Research
  2. Introduction
  3. Persons Comprising a Family
    • Two Brothers
    • Brother and Sister
    • Sister and Brother
    • Two Sisters
    • A Person with Several Siblings of the Same Type
    • Multiple Sibling Positions
    • The Size of a Sibling Configuration
    • Only Child
    • Twins
    • Age Differences
  4. Changes in Family Constellations
    • Loss of Family Members
    • Step-and Half Siblings
    • Adopted Children
  5. Other Influencing Factors
  6. Animal Families and Special Forms of Human Families
  7. Lovers and Spouses
    • The Complementary Nature of Certain Sibling Roles
    • Noncomplementary Relationships
    • Only Children Among the Partners
    • The Complementary Versus the Noncomplementary Relationship of Sibling Roles
    • Statistical Tests of Complementarity of Sibling Roles of Parents
  8. Friendships
  9. Parents-Child Relationships
  10. Relatives
  11. The Data

  12. Part II: Application and Practice
  13. The Basic Types of Sibling Positions
    • The Oldest brother of Brothers
    • The Youngest Brother of Brothers
    • The Oldest Brother of Sisters
    • The Youngest Brother of Sisters
    • The Male Only Child
    • The Oldest Sister of Sisters
    • The Youngest Sister of Sisters
    • The Oldest Sister of Brothers
    • The Youngest Sister of Brothers
    • The Female Only Child
    • Multiple and Middle Sibling Positions: Interpretation Guidelines
    • Rearrangement of Sibling Positions
  14. Parents and Types of Parents
    • Parents Without Rank and Sex Conflicts
      • Father the oldest brother of sisters/Mother the youngest sister of brothers
      • Father the youngest brother of sisters/Mothers the oldest sister of brothers
    • Parents With a Partial Sex Conflict
      • Father the oldest brother of sisters/Mothers the youngest sister of sisters
      • Father the youngest brother of sisters/Mother the oldest sister of sisters
      • Father the oldest brother of brothers/Mother the youngest sister of brothers
      • Father the youngest brother of brothers/Mother the oldest sister of brothers
    • Parents with Rank or Sex Conflicts
      • Father the oldest brother of sisters/Mother the oldest sister of brothers
      • Father the youngest brother of sisters/Mother the youngest sister of brothers
      • Father the oldest brother of brothers/Mother the youngest sister of sisters
      • Father the youngest brother of brothers/Mother the oldest sister of sisters
    • Parents With Rank and Partial Sex Conflicts
      • Father the oldest brother of sisters/Mother the oldest sister of sisters
      • Father the youngest brother of sisters/Mother the youngest sister of sisters
      • Father the oldest brother of brothers/Mother the oldest sister of brothers
      • Father the youngest brother of brothers/Mother the youngest sister of brothers
    • Parents With Rank and Sex Conflicts
      • Father the oldest brother of brothers/Mother the oldest sister of sisters
      • Father the youngest brother of brothers/Mother the youngest sister of sisters
    • Only Children as Spouses and Parents
      • Father an only child
      • Mother an only child
      • Bother parents are only children
    • Parents with Multiple and Middle Sibling Positions
  15. Clinical Cases
    • The symbolic Representation of Family Constellations
    • A Case of a young Man Married at an Early Age
    • A Case of Parents in Family Therapy
    • A Case of a Gang of Youths in Group Therapy
  16. Quantitative Aspects, Related Theories and Other Investigations
  17. Methodological Considerations in Social, Psychological and Clinical Contexts
    • More Research on the Complementarity of Sibling Roles
    • Looking at an Individual Case
  18. Family Data in Clinical Psychological Practice
    • Data Collections of Family Constellations
    • Guide for Securing Data On Family Constellations
    • Social Environment Questionnaire
    Bibliography
    Author Index
    Subject Index
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