My Family Journal Name Institution Date Theories Exchange Theory According to this theory many resources come from individuals and infiltrate into a relationship. The things that people resources to relationships have a sole effect on the relationship. They affect the way a relationship is formed. They have a direct relationship with the way in which a relationship is able to function and continue. These resources are influential in the manner in which the relationship experiences the power dynamics. Today the two members in the relationship or the many members forming up a family have different dynamics in terms of powers and many other things. Through a clear vision the resources members bring to the relationship affect the relationship in many ways. the social exchanges come together to interact and indicate the nature of networks and capital within the society. A mother influences the way a child develops based on whole is quite significant. As their mother I am aware that I have to instill in my kids the right values and systems that build family connections strong relations and boundaries that have to be observed. The boundaries have to be related directly and indirectly to the members who are not part of this family. Therefore as suggested by the Systems Theory the family as a whole is important than the sum of its parts. In general the two theories above are exemplary to the understanding of the relationships and structures that are part of my family. Many other theories can be used to explore the basic tenets of a family but these two have been crucial and deterministic in understanding the trends in our family. Reference Lamanna M. A. Riedmann A & Stewart S. D. (2016). Marriages Families and Relationships: Making Choices in a Diverse Society. Centage learning. [...]
Sociology: Marriage and the Family Students will evaluate their own families using two sociological theories from chapter 2 of the textbook (Lamanna, Riedmann, and Stewart 2017). Students must first describe the basic principles of each theory in detail and then utilize the theories to evaluate their own families. Names of family members may be substituted with aliases if the student wishes. Papers must be 3-4 pages (not including title and references) and in APA format.