Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time


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Which of these describes the previous view on family research before the current work around family systems?

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1. Identify the best example of the transactional effect from the following choices.

2. Identify the answer choice that describes a nuclear family.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this assessment to see what you know about the features of family system theory. It will ask questions regarding the family system theory and its effects.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students who want to succeed on this quiz/worksheet should familiarize themselves with this material:

  • The way parents and children influence each other
  • The nuclear family
  • Trends influencing family structures

Skills Practiced

Students who use this assessment will be practicing these skills:

  • Reading comprehension - read and pull the most important information from the associated lesson on family system theory
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast family systems from years ago to the systems of the modern family
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the different types of families
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about trends influencing family systems

Additional Learning

Students who want more information on this topic can take a look at the related lesson, Family System Theory: Definition and Changes Over Time. It will help students meet these objectives:

  • Define family systems theory
  • Determine the types of families
  • Examine models of influence in the family
  • Identify changing trends among American family systems