Conceptual issues in assessing couples and families. Chapter uri icon


  • In this chapter, the authors expand on a previous conceptual model (D. K. Snyder et al, 1995), to provide a comprehensive framework for organizing research findings and directing future investigations with couples and families. The model posits that the construct domains of affect, cognition, and behavior, along with related interpersonal, structural, and developmental components, can each be mapped onto multiple system levels, ranging from the individual to the broader social and community context. The authors then apply this model as a context for examining research findings within a specific application (predicting marital therapy outcome) and discuss implications of the model for future research regarding both the methods and substance of couples and family assessment. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved)

author list (cited authors)

  • Snyder, D. K., Cozzi, J. J., & Mangrum, L. F.

citation count

  • 16

complete list of authors

  • Snyder, Douglas K||Cozzi, Jebber J||Mangrum, Laurel F

editor list (cited editors)

  • H. A. Liddle, .., D. A. Santisteban, .., R. F. Levant, .., & J. H. Bray.

Book Title

  • Family psychology: Science-based interventions.

publication date

  • January 1, 2002 11:11 AM