The Child in the Nonconventional Family

  • Bernice T. Eiduson
Part of the Genesis of Behavior book series (GOBE, volume 3)


In this volume on nonconventional children, the question repeatedly raised is what factors produce a nonconventional child? In some cases mutant chromosomes have been implicated, in others biochemical dysfunctions. Discovery of such clear-cut indices for certain childhood conditions that make for nonconventional growth has intensified the search for other biological markers. However it has not diminished the question of whether or not, in the absence of such biological pathogenicities, unusual external environmental or milieu conditions will also produce nonconventional children and childhoods.


Single Mother Social Contract Family Unit Living Group Creedal Group 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernice T. Eiduson
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.The Center for the Health ServicesSchool of MedicineLos AngelesUSA

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