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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 ...

Effective Socialization as Problem Solving and the Role of Parenting Cognitions
Effective socialization as problem solving and the role of parenting cognitions
Joan E.GrusecJudyUngerer

Parents are given primary responsibility for the socialization of their children, that is, for encouraging them to adopt the values of society and for facilitating their optimal social and emotional development. During the course of socialization, parents are receptive and responsive to varying extents to the wishes and needs of their children, with the extent of that responsiveness dependent on the strength of their commitment to specific goals: When they care deeply about certain outcomes, they may be less likely to accept child input and modification than when they value those outcomes less highly. But even when parents stand firm in their socialization ...

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