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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 ...

A Developmental Perspective on Children as Agents in the Family
A developmental perspective on children as agents in the family
E. MarkCummingsAlice C.Schermerhorn

Increasing emphasis is being placed on processes-oriented perspectives concerning the effects of family functioning on children (Cummings & Davies, in press; Cummings, Davies, & Campbell, 2000). That is, demonstrating simply that family factors (e.g., parenting practices, marital conflict) predict children's functioning and adjustment, in the context of essentially correlational models, has reached a point of diminishing returns. An emerging consensus is that next steps in research are to understand the processes and pathways that account for children's outcomes, including mediators and moderators of effects on children, in an effort to create more sophisticated explanatory models of and predictions of the course of normal and ...

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