Sponsored by the National Council on Family Relations, the Sourcebook of Family Theory and Research is the reference work on theory and methods for family scholars and students around the world. This volume provides a diverse, eclectic, and paradoxically mature approach to theorizing and demonstrates how the development of theory is crucial to the future of family research. The Sourcebook reflects an interactive approach that focuses on the process of theory building and designing research, thereby engaging readers in ‘doing’ theory rather than simply reading about it. An accompanying Web site, http://www.ncfr.org/sourcebook, offers additional participation and interaction in the process of doing theory and making science.

Culture, Cognition, and Parenthood

Culture, cognition, and parenthood
RalphLaRossa, Georgia State University
WendySimonds, Georgia State University
Donald C.Reitzes, Georgia State University

Thinking about Thinking

The central premise of this chapter is that a cognitive pluralistic approach to mental processes can contribute significantly to the development of family social science. A cognitive pluralistic approach ties cognition to culture—with culture ...

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