The Family Life Cycle in the Urban Context

  • Alvin H. Strelnick
  • Margaret Gilpin


For decades the study of human development was dominated by the examination of the psychosexual and intellectual stages of childhood and their recapitulation throughout the life cycle. The recent past has seen an explosion in studies of infant, adult, and geriatric development, giving new depth and complexity to the previously neglected periods of the life cycle. The stages of the life cycle, from infancy to senescence, are now being studied from a wider perspective which includes moral, ethical, sensory, psychosocial, and socioeconomic issues as well as the more traditional physical, psychosexual, and intellectual developmental phases. For the first time, long-term, prospective studies have been widely used to enrich concepts of individual development.


Family Therapy Adult Child Extended Family Index Generation Life Cycle Stage 
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  • Margaret Gilpin

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