- Subject index
Family Communication: Nurturing and Control in a Changing World thoroughly reviews the traditional family communication theories of roles theory, family systems theory, and rules theory in an engaging, non-traditional way. This book uniquely organizes the study of family communication around the concepts of nurturing and control in all family relationships, across all family forms, and their relationships to psychological processes and communicative outcomes in families.
Chapter 3: Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Communication in the Family
Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Communication in the Family
- Introduction of Theory
- Family Communication Theories
- Roles Theory
- Family Roles
- Family Systems Theory
- Rules Theory
- Key Terms
- Questions for Application
Introduction of Theory
At this point, we have a full understanding of the definitions of family, communication, and family communication. We also have more understanding of the complexities of families in the 21st century through our exploration in Chapter 2 of the various family forms and their potential ...