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PSY 382 : Family Systems: search terms

Library databases: PsycINFO, ERIC and PubMed

Terms for Policy and Law

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Public policy

Goverment policy making

Public Policy
(Governing principles that serve as guidelines or rules for decision-making and action as embodied in legislative and judicial enactments)

Public Policy
(A course or method of action selected, usually by a government, from among alternatives to guide and determine present and future decisions.)

Law

Laws
(Rules of conduct made obligatory by some legal or controlling authority; includes statutes enacted by a legislative body)

Laws
(Rules of conduct or action established by
Authoirty, society, or custom)

Legislation as Topic
(Works about the enactment of laws and ordinances and their regulation by official organs of a nation, state, or other legislative organization. It refers also to health-related laws and regulations in general or for which there is no specific descriptor.)

Race

Racial and ethnic attitudes
(Attitudes about race or ethnicity or toward members of a given racial or ethnic group. Not to be used for the general attitudes of individuals of a specific racial or ethnic group)

Race
(Concept used to describe people who are united or classified together on the basis of genetically transmitted physical similarities deriving from their common descent, and who are also frequently thought to share cultural and social traits)

Continental Population Groups

(Groups of individuals whose putative ancestry is from native continental populations based on similarities in physical appearance.

Adjustment

Emotional adjustment

Emotional Adjustment or Coping

Emotional Adjustment (Psychological process that occurs when an individual adapts to a significant emotional event or stimulus.)

School adjustment

Student  adjustment

Social adjustment

Social adjustment

Social Adjustment

Adjustment disorders

Adjustment disorders
(Maladaptive reactions to identifiable psychosocial stressors occurring within a short time after onset of the stressor. They are manifested by either impairment in social or occupational functioning or by symptoms (depression, anxiety, etc.) that are in excess of a normal and expected reaction to the stressor.

Terms for Family Systems

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marriage

Exagamous marriage
(matrimony outside one’s own ethnic, racial or religious group)

Marriage

Marriage

Endogamous marriage
(matrimony within one’s own social group)

Family (sociological Unit)
(Group of individuals related by blood, marriage, adoption, or cohabitation)

Mixed race

Interracial marraige

Multiracial persons

Interracial offspring

Parents raising child alone

Single parents

One parent family

Single parent or Single parent family

Single fathers

Single mothers

Fatherless families or
Unwed mothers

Gay parents

Homosexual parents

Sexual and gender minorities  or
Homosexuality  females or
Homosexuality Males

Blended families

Stepfamily

Grandparents

Grandparents

Grandparents

Adoption

Adoption (Child)

Adoption

 

Adoptees
(anyone who has been formally adopted as a dependant)

Foster care

Child Adopted

Polyamorous

Polygamy

ART

Reproductive technology

Reproductive Techniques, Assisted