Beyond the Systems Paradigm: Emerging Constructs in Family by Luciano L'Abate

By Luciano L'Abate

​This monograph owes its origins to the decades-old concept through David Bakan (1968) concerning the duality of human adventure. He proposed that group and supplier will be worthy and enough constructs to categorise and to surround so much human relationships. This dichotomy has been chanced on to be legitimate by way of a number of contributions over the past part a century (L’Abate, 2009; L’Abate, Cusinato, Maino, Colesso, & Scilletta, 2010). also, the aim of this booklet is to argue and assert that vital fields of psychology, family members and character psychologies, if now not already useless are conceptually, empirically, and essentially moribund. they're being outmoded respectively through possibly extra acceptable, maybe extra particular, and much more likely verifiable ideas and constructs, resembling intimacy and id. the conventional family members nonetheless conceived as composed through mom and dad and teenagers of alternative gender is esponsible for just one fourth of all domiciles in united states. Singles, same-sex undefined, and entirely diversified relations association entire the remainder one hundred pc. problems in defining what's character require a transformation in point of view and boost towards a entire concept of human relationships that could and will satisfy necessities essential to in attaining an absolutely grandiose and bold common status.​

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Neither one of these major contributors, either Bowen or Higgins defined self in any way that would distinguish it from personality. How Many Agentic and Non-Agentic Selves are Possible? Once one accepts the Self as a substitute or synonymous construct for personality, one must ask these questions: How many possible agentic selves are possible? What about non-agentic selves? The contribution by Dunkel and Kerpelman (2006) will be reviewed in an attempt to answer those two questions. It is the best 32 3 The Decline and Possible Demise of Personality Psychology example of the principle of equipotentiality in publishing I have ever seen, in addition to Bakan’s (1966) contribution: how one single paper (Markus and Nurius 1986) spawn a list of over 50 publications, including 11 chapters in this volume.

There are more than two dozen surveys about the American family conducted during the last generation from a variety of population samples. The information from these surveys was obtained via structured face-to-face interviews, questionnaires obtained through phone calls, and, of course, the Census Survey conducted through the mail every 10 years. Results from these surveys were used to interpret and make sense of an incredibly large database that needed to be explicated in its multifarious meanings.

It is visible in a myriad of fictional books, movies, and television shows every day. These four characteristics, however, say nothing about the level of functionality or dysfunctionality about these relationships. That dimension would pervade all of those four characteristics, as discussed at greater length in Chap. 5 of this volume and in previous publications. Furthermore, these four characteristics apply in the reverse to non-intimate, perfunctory, occasional, short-lived, and business-oriented relationships, as not close, not committed, not interdependent, and not durable.

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