ERIC Number: EJ294539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1983
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Dysfunction and Failure in Open Family Systems, I: Application of a Unified Theory.
Constantine, Larry L.
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v45 n4 p725-38 Nov 1983
Develops a detailed profile of dysfunction and disablement in the open family system: its intrinsic defects, response to crisis, and likely process of breakdown when overstressed. Suggests that somatic symptoms of stress in children may grow out of accelerated independence combined with parental overinvolvement. (JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Journal Articles
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