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Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations provides an innovative, interdisciplinary perspective on theory, research, and methodology of dynamic processes in parent-child relations. Edited by distinguished scholar Leon Kuczynski, this accessible volume is divided into six parts. Part I concerns dyadic processes in parent-child relationships and provides the conceptual grounding for the volume as a whole. Parts II and III examine the agency of the child and the agency of the parent, respectively. Part IV considers dynamics in the parent-child dyad as they are mediated by or impact on various lifespan, cultural, and ecological contexts. Part 5 addresses the methodological implications of adopting a dynamic process view of parent-child relations. Part 6 weighs future directions for theory, research, and practice. Interdisciplinary in scope, Handbook of Dynamics ...

Beyond Bidirectionality: Bilateral Conceptual Frameworks for Understanding Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations
Beyond bidirectionality: Bilateral conceptual frameworks for understanding dynamics in parent-child relations
LeonKuczynski

Research on parent-child relations is guided not only by theories but also by overarching conceptual frameworks that provide assumptions and ideas about the fundamental nature of the social world. Hartup (1978) described the “social mold” model of socialization as an early conceptual framework that dominated thinking about parent-child relations prior to the 1970s and identified an emerging new framework of assumptions that assigned a central role to children within an interactive process of socialization. His prediction of a “new golden age” in research on socialization and family dynamics has proved to be accurate. A quarter century of research conducted under the conceptual framework of ...

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