Family Influences

B. H. Fiese, M. A. Winter

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Families are organized systems that influence children within the larger world in which they reside. This entry considers how the child makes a contribution to family functioning and how families are organized systems embedded in their larger physical and social surroundings. Family routines, communication, and conflict are considered as sources of influences on infant and child development. Cultural variations, intervention strategies, and implications for public policy are introduced.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780123708779
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Communication
  • Conflict
  • Cultural variations
  • Family
  • Family intervention
  • General systems theory
  • Marriage
  • Parenting
  • Poverty
  • Relationships
  • Risk
  • Routines

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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