Welcome to the HDFS 400: Advanced Family Processes course guide
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Family Processes Research Paper
Guided by family theories and conceptual frameworks, students will examine in greater depth the processes, functioning, and well-being of families based on differing family forms or configurations (e.g., single-parent, multigenerational households, two-parent), differing cultural dimensions (e.g., intersections of race/ethnicity and class), and/or differing developmental trajectories across the lifespan (e.g., families with preschoolers, aging parents).
These 8 to 10 page MAX papers require clear writing, critical thinking, and incorporation of peer-reviewed journal articles and other sources in the family research literature. APA format required.
The following Mason guides may be useful for doing research in Advanced Family Processes
African and African American Studies - Library resources for the study of African and African American studies
Counseling and Development - Resources for Counseling and Development Research in Education and Early Childhood Education
Human Behavior and the Family Life - resources to gain an understanding of individual human behavior In the context of the family and the transitions over the life course.
Psychology - Scholarly resources and tools for the study and research on psychology
Social Work - Resources for counseling,social problems, social reform, marriage & family, social welfare, public welfare
Women & Gender Studies - Resources for women and gender studies