Lets the readers know that there is a connection between concepts.
visual or verbal diagram to show how things are related.
different type of categories with subsets of larger characteristics
traditions: Is a way the humans think and find an interaction
with the world.
Approach: That the human mind is surrounded by conjectures and
not the whole truth.
Is partly created by the user and can be subjective.
Approach: Theories only exist and brought ot light only to be
changed and or challenged.
process time: A
way human can process time by using family experiences to divide time.
theory: used to analyze family communication along with
tracing family communication history.
Is a unit made up of multiple personalities and is not just a member of the
one family member starts to affect another.
Are made up of different structure whether that be through community or family.
have open or closed boundaries that are able to take in information or decline
the means positive or negative feedback, rules are created and maintained to
hold a family together.
that can be reached through several ways.
levels in a Hierarchy
Systems that are located in other systems.
that get changed or are changed.
Systems that don’t change.
construction theory: when a system lacks a meaning, this theory
creates a meaning for that system.
prestation of family communication through patterns and goes back at least
analysis: Researchers must identity a specific text for
interviews: Can ask questions that will gain more
information about certain topics or interest through the person being
an independent and dependent variable that the independent causes a change in
the dependent variable.
Questionnaire that are given to a sample group or specific group of people.
the questions with more than one type of method.
Quantitative research: research
that must be gathered by using numbers so that a type of argument can be
research: happens through experience, not based of numbers and
researchers have to make guesses.
theory: seeks regular patterns in a family’s historical
traditions during the developmental stages.
developmental theory: reworking theories that cause problems
to researchers to create new a solution for the original problem.
alternation: happens at different times in a family
development and only happens one at a time.
happens in one domain of family life and then another in a different domain.
one of the poles at the extent of losing the other one.
two or more objects so that they can work well with each other.
comprise between two poles to create a happier medium.
transforming a dialect so that there is no opposite.
choosing a certain pole for one aspect but optioning out specific issues from
approach: an ongoing tension between family members to create
contradictory impulse between members.
public and the private dialectic: Tension between a
family’s public and private life.
real and the ideal dialectic: images of made up family
life and real-life family situations.
theories: thoughts that are in the human mind.
or clock time: used for when plans are being made and a
way to measure time.
dialectic: the want to be independent but also want
some type of intimacy with the family.
dialectic: Wanting to be open and reveal information
to the family but also want to protect one’s own communication.
dialectic: wanting a change but also wanting to keep
a stable lifestyle.
other people see the worlds and try to understand the world they live in.