Reference : The Family in us: Family history, family identity and self-reproductive adaptive behavior
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Theoretical & cognitive psychology
Sustainable Development
The Family in us: Family history, family identity and self-reproductive adaptive behavior
Ferring, Dieter mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
New York
[en] dynamic systems ; autopoiesis ; adaptation
[en] This contribution is an essay about the notion of family identity reflecting shared significant experiences within a family system originating a set of signs used in social communication within and between families. Significant experiences are considered as experiences of events that have an immediate impact on the adaptation of the family in a given socio-ecological and cultural context at a given historical time. It is assumed that family history is stored in a shared “family memory” holding both implicit and explicit knowledge and exerting an influence on the behavior of each family member. This is described as transgenerational family memory being constituted of a system of meaningful signs. The crucial dimension underlying the logic of this essay are the ideas of adaptation as well as self-reproduction of systems.
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