STEPFAMILY By N., Sam M.S. - 9 a family unit made up of parents that already have children from a previous union. Have a look on the blended families; simple step family. STEPFAMILY: "A stepfamily has children from previous relationships involved." Related Psychology Terms FAMILY CARE CHILD PSYCHIATRY Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development Collectivist and Individualist Cultures CHILD ABUSE (The Battered-Child Syndrome) DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) Cultural Norms & Values in the African-American Population EARLY INFANTILE AUTISM SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) Developing a Case Study Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "STEPFAMILY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/stepfamily/ (accessed July 4, 2022).