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Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations

Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations

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July 2012 | 492 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This Handbook provides an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective on theory, research and methodology on dynamic processes in parent-child relations. It focuses on cognitive, behavioural and relational processes that govern immediate parent-child interactions and long-term relationships. It considers the nature of change, and what makes such interactions and relationships`work' the way they do. The concern with dynamics represents an emerging research perspective, which complements a long-standing alternative tradition primarily concerned with the products of parenting. This volume focuses on process rather than outcomes, bi-directional influence rather than either parent effects or child effects, transformation in behaviour and relationships in addition to continuity and transmission, and parents and children as agents and actors (what parents and children do and think) rather than as static traits or variables.
Leon Kuczynski
Preface: Introduction and Overview
Leon Kuczynski
Ch. 1. Beyond Bidirectionality: Bilateral Conceptual Frameworks for Studying Dynamics in Paren-Child Relations
Daphne B. Bugental, Deborah H. Olster, & Gabriela A. Martorell (all of the University of California, Santa Barbara)
Ch. 2. A Developmental Neuroscience Perspective on the Dynamics of Parenting
W. Andrew Collins (University of Minnesota) & Stephanie D. Madsen (Western Maryland College)
Ch. 3. Developmental Change in Parenting Interactions
Susan Lollis (University of Guelph)
Ch. 4. Conceptualizing the Influence of Past & Future in Present Parent-Child Relationships
E. Mark Cummings & Alice C. Schermerhorn (both of University of Notre Dame)
Ch. 5. A Developmental Perspective on Children as Agents in the Family
Virginia Morrow (London School of Economics & Political Science)
Ch. 6. Perspectives on Children's Agency Within Families: A View from the Sociology of Childhood
Donald Kent & Debra Pepler (both of York University)
Ch. 7. The Aggressive Child as Agent in Coercive Family Processes
Thomas G. O'Connor (Institute of Psychiatry, London)
Ch. 8. Behavioral Genetics Contributions to Understanding Dynamic Processes in Parent-Child Relationships
Theodore Dix & Sylvia H. Branca (both of University of Texas at Austin)
Ch. 9. Parenting as a Goal-Regulation Process
George W. Holden & Carol Kozak Hawk (both of University of Texas at Austin)
Ch. 10. Meta-Parenting in the Journey of Child Rearing: A Cognitive Mechanism for Change
Joan E. Grusec (University of Toronto) & Judy Ungerer (Macquarie University, Sydney)
Ch. 11. Effective Socialization as Problem-Solving & the Role of Parenting Cognitions
Carolyn Byrne (University of Ontario Institute of Technology)
Ch. 12. Parental Agency & Mental Health: Proaction & Construction in Families with a Depressed Parent
Ross D. Parke, Colleen M. Killian, Jessica Dennis, Mary L. Flyr, David J. McDowell, Sandra D. Simpkins, Mina Kim & Margaret Wild
Chap. 13. Managing the External Environment: The Parent & Child as Active Agents in the System
Gisela Trommsdorff (University of Konstanz)) & Hans-Joachim Kornadt (University of the Saarland)
Chap. 14. Parent-Child Relationships in Cross-Cultural Perspective
Rob Palkovitz, Loren D. Marks, & David W. Appleby (all of University of Delaware), & Erin Kramer Holmes (University of Texas at Austin)
Chap. 15. Parenting & Adult Development: Contexts, Processes & Products of Intergenerational Relationships
Joan E. Norris (University of Guelph), Michael W. Pratt (Wilfrid Laurier University), & Stephanie L. Kuiack (University of Guelph)
Chap. 16. Parent-Child Relations in Adulthood: An Intergenerational Family Systems Perspective
William L. Cook (Maine Medical Center)
Chap. 17. Quantitative Methods for Deductive (Theory-Testing) Research on Parent-Child Dynamics
Leon Kuczynski & Kerry Daly (both of University of Guelph)
Chap. 18. Qualitative Methods as Inductive (Theory-Generating) Research: Psychological & Sociological Approaches
Timothy A. Cavell (University of Arkansas) & Paul S. Strand (Washington State University)
Chap. 19. Parent-Based Interventions for Aggressive Children: Adapting to a Bilateral Lens
Leon Kuczynski, Susan Lollis, & Yuiko Takei (all of University of Guelph)
Chap. 20. Reconstructing Common Sense: Metaphors of Bidirectionality in Parent-Child Relations
Eleanor Maccoby (Stanford University)
Chap. 21. Epilogue: Dynamic Viewpoints on Parent-Child Relations: Their Implications for the Socialization Process

"This is a truly exceptional collection of contributions on the dynamics of family relationships. The authors not only provide thoughtful state-of-the-art reviews of relevant bodies of literature and methods, but also grapple with thorny conceptual issues and present novel theoretical insights. In doing so, they demonstrate the tremendous progress in thinking about families in the past decade or two and provide guideposts for future theory and research on parent-child relationships."

Nancy Eisenberg
Regents' Professor of Psychology, Arizona State University

Leon Kuczynski

Leon Kuczynski, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph, Ontario Canada. He received his Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology at the University of Toronto and did post-doctorate work at the Laboratory of Developmental Psychology, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Maryland, prior to his current position. His research concerns processes in parent-child interactions and parent-child relationships in areas such as socialization and social development. More About Author

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