1. The family unit living in one household including parents, children, grandparents, cousins. 2. In modern western society the nuclear family together with other relatives keeoing in touch but not living together.

EXTENDED FAMILY: "Joe and Lyn kept in touch with their extended family."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXTENDED FAMILY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/extended-family/ (accessed September 28, 2021).