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Terms for Policy and Law
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.)
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.)
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)
(Groups of individuals whose putative ancestry is from native continental populations based on similarities in physical appearance.
Emotional Adjustment or Coping
Emotional Adjustment (Psychological process that occurs when an individual adapts to a significant emotional event or stimulus.)
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
Exagamous marriage (matrimony outside one’s own ethnic, racial or religious group)
Endogamous marriage (matrimony within one’s own social group)
Family (sociological Unit) (Group of individuals related by blood, marriage, adoption, or cohabitation)
Parents raising child alone
One parent family
Single parent or Single parent family
Fatherless families or
Sexual and gender minorities or
Homosexuality females or
Adoptees (anyone who has been formally adopted as a dependant)