Family science is committed to the study of families, with special attention to their internal workings. Employing a systems perspective, family science focuses on the study of relationships, particularly those between family members. As a relatively new discipline, family science seeks to discover, verify, and apply knowledge about families in order to enhance family functioning and to build family strengths. While related academic disciplines contribute useful supporting information, family science affords a more holistic vision of how families operate.
Hamon, Raeann, "Family science" (2016). HDFS Educator Scholarship. 36.
Originally published as:
Hamon, R. R. (2016). Family science. In C. L. Shehan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Family Studies (pp. 1–6). John Wiley & Sons, Inc. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119085621.wbefs402