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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 ...

Reconstructing Common Sense: Metaphors of Bidirectionality in Parent-Child Relations
Reconstructing common sense: Metaphors of bidirectionality in parent-child relations

The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking. It is for this reason that the critical thinking of the physicist cannot possibly be restricted to the examination of concepts of his own specific field. He cannot proceed without considering critically a much more difficult problem, the problem of analysing the nature of everyday thinking.

Albert Einstein (1936)

Contemporary research in parent-child relations is increasingly guided by bilateral and relational models of parent-child relationships (Kuczynski, Chapter 1, this volume; Lollis & Kuczynski, 1997). Some propositions, such as bidirectional causality and the active agency of children, are so well accepted that they have achieved the status of ...

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