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Considers why psychology has neglected the "family" and offers an evaluation of existing theories of family behavior. Critiques general system theory and its applications in research and clinical contexts. Describes participant observation of family life as noted by researchers who lived in a family's home for extended periods and observed family interaction.
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Table of Contents
The Family: A Failure in Psychological Theory and Research (A. Vetere & A. Gale).
General System Theory and the Family: A Critical Evaluation (A. Vetere).
Some Theories of Family Behaviour (A. Gale & A. Vetere).
Benefits and Problems of the Participant Observation Technique (A. Vetere).
Ethical Issues in the Study of Family Life (A. Vetere & A. Gale).
The Family Scenario: Observing the Families (S. Reynolds).
The Family Scenario: Systematic Analysis of Family Behaviour (A. Verter & S. Lewis).
Repertory Grids, Interviews and Films (C. Jolly & A. Vetere).
Family Life as Viewed From the Inside (Janet & Kevin C).
Vignettes of the Nine Families (A. Vetere).
Classification of Families by a Repertory Grid Method (A. Vetere).
Issues of Validity and Reliability (S. Lewis).
Conclusions and Recommendations for Future Research and Practice (A. Gale & A. Vetere).