Family Psychology: Theory, Research, and Practice

This significant book explains why family psychology-an entirely different field from family therapy-provides a cutting-edge description of human behavior in context and as such represents the wave of the future in psychology. * Supplies a comprehensive treatise on the value of family psychology to the field of psychology as a whole * Provides a historical overview of family psychology and makes the important differentiation between family psychology and marriage and family therapy * Examines the relationship between research and practice, cure and care, and the science and art of family psychology * Documents how family psychology strives to view persons in context of their situation and the relationships within the family