The Family's Construction of Reality

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Harvard University Press, 1981 - Medical - 426 pages
David Reiss presents a new model of family interaction grounded in the subtle and complex way in which a family constructs its inner life and deals with the outside world. Based upon fifteen years of research, the book offers a new understanding of the covert processes that hold a family together and, with distressing frequency, pull it apart.
 

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Contents

Contents
1
Costell R and Almond R Personal Needs Values and Techni
2
the Laboratory
13
Family Problem Solving
78
Organizing Experience
155
Personal Explanatory Systems 155 The Family
169
Family Paradigm
173
Outline of a New Model 173 Family Stress
185
Orienting Concepts in Family
261
The Cycle Hypothesis 261 Components of
274
Some Choice Points and a Sample Route in The Family
278
Central
290
Family Paradigm Links
298
Exploring the Cycle Hypothesis
301
Conclusion A Second Look
373
Notes
385

The Abstraction of
202
The Need for Abstraction 202 The Process
220
action Behavior in the Conservation of the Family
229
The Specificity of Conservation
249

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About the author (1981)

David Reiss is Vivian Gill Distinguished Research Professor at George Washington University Medical Center.

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