Family Interaction and Psychopathology

Theories, Methods and Findings

  • Theodore Jacob

Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Background

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Theodore Jacob
      Pages 3-22
  3. Conceptual Foundations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Paul D. Steinhauer
      Pages 67-115
    3. Elizabeth A. Robinson, Neil S. Jacobson
      Pages 117-162
    4. David Reiss, David Klein
      Pages 203-255
  4. Methodological Issues and Strategies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. Andrew Christensen, Angela Arrington
      Pages 259-296
    3. Theodore Jacob, Daniel L. Tennenbaum, Gloria Krahn
      Pages 297-328
    4. Howard J. Markman, Clifford I. Notarius
      Pages 329-390
    5. Harvey A. Skinner
      Pages 427-452
    6. John M. Gottman
      Pages 453-478
  5. Family Research on Specific Psychopathologies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 479-479
    2. Michael J. Goldstein, Angus M. Strachan
      Pages 481-508
    3. James C. Coyne, Jana Kahn, Ian H. Gotlib
      Pages 509-533
    4. Theodore Jacob, Ruth Ann Seilhamer
      Pages 535-580
    5. Robert G. Wahler, Jean E. Dumas
      Pages 581-627
    6. Michael F. Pogue-Geile, Richard J. Rose
      Pages 629-650
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 651-661

About this book


Throughout the past 30 years, there have been significant developments in theory and research relating family variables to various psychopathologies. The potential importance of such efforts is obviously great, given the implications that reliable and valid findings would hold for treatment and preventive inter­ ventions across a variety of settings and populations. The purpose of this volume is to present a critical evaluation of this field of inquiry through a detailed assessment of the theoretical perspectives, the methodological issues, and the substantive findings that have characterized family studies of psychopathology during the past several decades. The book is divided into four parts, each con­ taining contributions from leading researchers and theorists in the field. The first part, "Background," presents a review of the major streams of influence that have shaped the development and the present character of the field. The second part, "Conceptual Foundations," contains presentations of gen­ eral models and orientations relevant to family studies of psychopathology. In most cases, a particular theoretical perspective provides the primary underpin­ ning of the approach, the exception to this format being the family model of David Reiss based on the concept of the family paradigm. The major objective of this part is to present a broad yet detailed set of chapters that address the conceptual status of the field. It is hoped that this material will provide a rich background against which subsequent discussions of specific theories, methods, and findings can be more fully appreciated.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Theodore Jacob
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-0842-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-0840-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-1221
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