Ch 24: Family & Social Systems

About This Chapter

Watch video lessons taught by expert instructors on the different types of interpersonal relationships, family structures and parenting styles. Also learn about the influence of groups on individual behavior and social challenges faced by elementary-aged children.

Family & Social Systems - Chapter Summary

The video lessons in this chapter were assembled to explain the formation and effects of relationships within family and social systems. In this chapter, instructors discuss some fundamental aspects of interpersonal relationships, family systems, parenting styles, elements of trust and group behavior. While watching these videos, remember to ask our instructors any question that you may have so that you can effectively master the material covered. After this video series, you should have a firm understanding of:

  • Theories on how interpersonal relationships are formed and maintained
  • Skills used in interpersonal interactions
  • How love relationships develop and vary across cultures
  • The effects interpersonal relationships have on social and cognitive development
  • Different types and components of family systems
  • Parenting styles and their associated responsibilities
  • Importance of trust in relationships
  • The effects of group norms on behavior
  • Emotional challenges common among elementary-age children

In addition to watching the videos, you can take lesson quizzes to assess what material you have mastered and what material you could review. Use the video timelines that take you directly to where key topics were discussed. You can also read over the lesson transcripts to improve your understanding of family and social systems.

14 Lessons in Chapter 24: Family & Social Systems
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Interpersonal Relationships: Definition & Theories

1. Interpersonal Relationships: Definition & Theories

To be human is to be involved in interpersonal relationships. In this lesson, we will define interpersonal relationships and discuss the various theories that explain how we create and maintain them.

Interpersonal Interaction: Skills & Definition

2. Interpersonal Interaction: Skills & Definition

Everything you do with and around others is considered interpersonal interaction. This lesson discusses situations of interpersonal interactions and the skills involved during those interactions.

Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance

3. Successful Relationships: Characteristics, Development & Maintenance

Be it work, friends, or family, making a relationship work is hard. Creating a solid relationship isn't much easier. This lesson will point out the characteristics of solid relationships and some advice for developing and maintaining them.

Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop

4. Love Relationships: Their Characteristics & How They Develop

Here we look at the development of love. What does it mean to be in a loving relationship? What are the steps that occur in every individual in entering one?

Social & Cognitive Development: Impact on Interpersonal Relationships

5. 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.

Family Systems: Definition and Types

6. 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.

What Is a Non-Traditional Family? - Definition of Options

7. What Is a Non-Traditional Family? - Definition of Options

Although traditional families once dominated many neighborhoods, today, there are lots of ways to form a family beyond the traditional idea of a married mother and father raising children.

Nuclear vs. Extended Family: Definitions & Structures

8. 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.

Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

9. Parenting Styles: Authoritarian, Permissive & Neglectful

How do parenting styles differ from one another, and which are most effective? You'll follow expectant parents, Mary and Larry, as they walk their neighborhood and try to learn from other parents.

The Elements of Trust & Their Significance to Relationships

10. 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.

Group Behavior in Social Psychology: Definition & Influences

11. 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.

How Types of Group Norms Influence Individual Behavior

12. How Types of Group Norms Influence Individual Behavior

Groups, though made up of individuals, have their own sets of norms. These sets develop as the group grows and interacts and can change a person's behavior that might be new to the group. Here we review types of norms present in groups and their potential impact on an individual's behavior.

Common Issues with Elementary School Children

13. Common Issues with Elementary School Children

While childhood is meant to be a happy time, there are many children for whom it is a time of emotional difficulty. This lesson looks into some challenges that are common to elementary-aged children.

The Process of Family Counseling

14. The Process of Family Counseling

Counseling a family requires understanding of both individual and family patterns. This lesson explains several theoretical approaches that guide counselors in assessing family problems and treating them.

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