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Thomas G. O'Connor

In: Handbook of Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations

Chapter 8: Behavioral Genetic Contributions to Understanding Dynamic Processes in Parent-Child Relationships

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Behavioral Genetic Contributions to Understanding Dynamic Processes in Parent-Child Relationships
Behavioral genetic contributions to understanding dynamic processes in parent-child relationships
Thomas G.O'Connor

Agoal of this volume is to improve the goodness of fit between the conceptualization and the measurement and analysis of parent-child relationships in both research and applied settings. Where does behavioral genetics fit into this process, if at all? A central premise of this chapter is that findings from behavioral genetics studies have provided important input into our understanding of mechanisms involved in parent-child relationships and their effects on children's psychological development. Continued input from behavioral genetic methods is, therefore, likely to lead to further progress in understanding dynamics of parent-child relationships. Nevertheless, rudimentary problems persist in bringing together behavioral genetics and dynamic models of ...

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