This edition: Decision Making and Power in Families
Explores the dynamics of power and decision-making in families.The class includes discourse on the difficult decisions families face today, ranging from child rearing and caring for older family members, to relocation and monetary considerations. Various decision making models are introduced and described, including consensus, accommodation, and de factodecision-making. The concept of power is defined and factors that affect family power structure are discussed.
Featured interview: Professor Bernard Brommel (Northeastern Illinois University)