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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 Neuroscience Perspective on the Dynamics of Parenting
A developmental neuroscience perspective on the dynamics of parenting
Daphne B.BugentalDeborah H.OlsterGabriela A.Martorell

The focus of this handbook is on the dynamics of parenting. In this chapter, we propose that traditional concerns with dynamic processes in parenting have been incomplete. Consistent with emerging interests in developmental neuroscience and evolutionary psychology, we need to give greater attention to the ways in which and the extent to which the relationships between parents and the young are instantiated and regulated by biological processes.

Considering parenting processes within an evolutionary perspective has received increasing attention (e.g., Daly & Wilson, 1988). Within this framework, parenting processes among humans (and other mammals) were “designed” by our evolutionary history in ways that were adaptive in our ...

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