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Traditionally, people who are related by blood or marriage. The term can mean many different things depending on the circumstances. Most statutes have a section devoted to “definitions” that will tell you the intended definition of words used in the law. For example, the concept of what constitutes a family may be important in zoning cases for single-family housing or apartment restrictions against non-family members living in the apartment with the tenant.

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These systematic reviews summarize the increasing body of research regarding the impact of serious illness on families across the life span and the relationship of family processes to illness behavior, adherence, and disease course.
Family processes in turn may be linked to characteristics such as household composition and wealth.
Zang's main argument is that religiosity alone cannot explain the relationship between the practice of Islam and gender inequality; indeed, he says, the key to understanding this relationship requires a close examination of family processes.
How money matters for young children's development: Parental investment and family processes.
19) These studies have focused on two nonexclusive areas, including family structure and family processes, and provide a valuable knowledge base for researching the influences of family transformations on sexual debut in SSA.
The variables included as key family processes include: relationship quality, ethnic identity, parenting stress, and traditionality.
Walsh (2003) explained family resilience in terms of nine key family processes within three broad domains of functioning--the family's belief systems, organizational patterns, and communication processes.
Parental employment and job characteristics have been discussed as other crucial factors that might affect family processes and child development, through its influences on parental well-being.
The middle section's 20 chapters explore the family psychology practice with chapters on systemic assessment, couple and family processes in the APA's 1994 revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, legal and ethical issues, and other important professional practice issues.
Using data from two waves of a short-term longitudinal study, the authors examined the impact of maternal socioeconomic conditions (education, employment, and income) and family processes (quality of mother-father relations, frequency of nonresident fathers' contacts with their children, and mothers' parenting stress) at time (T) 1 on maternal parenting adequacy and children's behavior problems and adaptive language skills, 1 1/2 to two years later, at T2.
treat proximal family processes, such as parenting styles and language use, as important proximal processes.
Patterson has written or co-written several books on such topics as families, living with children, co ercive family processes, families with aggressive children, parents and adolescents, antisocial boys and antisocial behavior.

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