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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 ...

Qualitative Methods for Inductive (Theory-Generating) Research: Psychological and Sociological Approaches
Qualitative methods for inductive (theory-generating) research: Psychological and sociological approaches

For much of its history, research in parent-child relations has been a theory-testing enterprise. Socialization theories, with roots in psychoanalysis, behaviorism, and structural functionalism, were especially important in providing early research questions, variables, and causal hypotheses. Parental behaviors and children's behaviors were interesting only to the extent that they could be conceptualized, respectively, as causes or outcomes of a socialization process that was assumed to have taken place. The specific variables that were identified as the focus of theory testing were deduced from theories in vogue during a particular era (Grusec, 1997). More recently, theories having to do with bidirectional and systemic effects have been the ...

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