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Family and Social Systems -- Chapter Summary
In this chapter's lessons, you'll get an overview of what constitutes a family, with a look at several types of family structures. Our instructors will guide you in learning about the importance of communication, developing listening skills and becoming attuned to non-verbal communication in a group setting. You'll look at trust and why it is important in interpersonal relationships.
Later in the chapter, you'll learn about how cognitive and social development can impact interpersonal relationships. Other lessons cover peer pressure and group behavior. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to:
- Define families, including extended and nuclear units
- Explain the steps in the communication process
- Understand how non-verbal communication can point out key communication issues
- Identify ways to be an effective listener
- Recognize the importance of trust in a relationship
- Discuss group dynamics and how it influences decision making
Our brief video lessons, taught by experts in the field, offer a comprehensive look at the topics covered. You can check your knowledge through quizzes at the end of each lesson, and the jump feature in the timeline lets you easily go back and review key passages without watching the entire lesson again.
1. Family Systems: Definition and Types
Families come in all shapes and sizes. In this lesson, we'll examine what makes a family, as well as some common types of families, including nuclear, matrifocal, extended, and blended families.
2. Nuclear vs. Extended Family: Definitions & Structures
This lesson will seek to explain the variations in family residence that exist around the globe. In doing so, it will specifically highlight the patterns of nuclear and extended residence, while citing some reasons for both.
3. The Communication Process
This lesson describes the process of communication. Terms such as sender, receiver, channel, encoding, decoding, noise, and feedback will be defined and explained with examples.
4. Understanding the Nonverbal Communication of Group Members
Nonverbal communication can be difficult to comprehend in group business environment. Subtle cues are often missed, which can easily have verbal messages misunderstood. There are five key functions of nonverbal communication that can help identify potential issues in communication.
5. Improving Communication Skills: Self-Disclosure, Listening & Non-Verbal Communication
Self-disclosure, listening, and nonverbal communication are three important conversation strategies people use. This lesson will discuss what they are, how they may be interpreted, and some tips for improving them.
6. Effective Listening: Definition & Obstacles
It seems counterintuitive that a public speaker should focus on effective listening. However, a good public speaker must know a few things about his audience in order to effectively communicate his message.
7. The Elements of Trust & Their Significance to Relationships
Do you trust someone with your life? Do you trust that same person with your bank account number? Trust is a difficult word to define as you will learn in this lesson. That's because it involves a lot of key elements that share a very intricate relationship.
8. Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships
How does association with a group of people impact behavior and learning? Are friendships relevant to understanding the behavior of students in a classroom? This lesson discusses social development by exploring interpersonal relationship functions and types.
9. Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences
Do individuals behave differently in groups than they would on their own? How do group dynamics affect our decision-making skills? You'll learn about the benefits and potential pitfalls than can come from belonging to a group.
10. What is Peer Pressure? - Definition & Explanation
In this lesson, you'll learn who your peers are and how they can pressure you into actions that you wouldn't normally do -- peer pressure. We'll cover types of peer pressure and who is most likely to experience it.
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