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The Family’s Construction of Reality

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$45.00 • £39.95 • €40.95

ISBN 9780674294165

Publication Date: 01/01/1987


440 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 table, 10 line illustrations


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  • Introduction. Charting Our Course
  • I. Family Problem Solving and Family Interpreting
    • 1. The Family Construction of the Laboratory
      • Family Information Processing and Schizophrenia
      • A Theoretical Sketch of Family Information Processing
      • Three Measures of Family Information Processing
      • Schizophrenia and Family Information Processing
      • Beyond Family Information Processing: The Family Construes the Laboratory
      • The Concept of a Shared Construct
      • A Typology of Shared Constructs
      • Dimensions of Family Constructs
    • 2. Family Problem Solving and Shared Construing
      • Strategy One: Comparing Three Groups of Families
      • Strategy Two: Direct Assessments of Shared Construing
      • Strategy Three: Pursuing Significant Alternate Hypotheses
  • II. Family Crisis and Family Paradigm
    • 3. The Role of the Family in Organizing Experience
      • Personal Explanatory Systems
      • The Family as Originator of Explanatory Systems
      • How Prevalent Is the Originative Family?
    • 4. Crisis and the Development of the Family Paradigm
      • Outline of a New Model
      • Family Stress and Disorganization
      • Vulnerability to Stress and Disorganization
      • Family Reorganization
    • 5. The Abstraction of the Family Paradigm
      • The Need for Abstraction
      • The Process of Social Abstraction
      • The Results of Abstraction
      • Abstraction and Paradigm
    • 6. The Conservation of the Family Paradigm
      • The Temporal Patterning of Crisis and Change
      • The Medium of Conservation
      • Interaction Behavior in the Conservation of the Family Paradigm
      • The Specificity of Conservation
  • III. The Family’s Bond to Its Social World
    • 7. Orienting Concepts in Family-Environment Organization
      • The Cycle Hypothesis
      • Components of the Cycle Hypothesis
      • Links between the Family and Its Social World
      • Organizing Constructions in the Social Environment
      • Paradigm, Code, Map, and Objective: Central Correspondences
      • Family Paradigm, Links, and Environment: A Concluding Example
    • 8. Exploring the Cycle Hypothesis
      • The Organizational Objective
      • Short-Term Links between the Family and the Environment
      • Long-Term Links between the Family and the Environment
      • Matching the Cycle Hypothesis and the Findings
  • Conclusion. A Second Look at Shared Constructs
  • Notes
  • References
  • Index

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