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Retrospect and Prospect in the Psychological Study of Families - James P. McHale

Retrospect and Prospect in the Psychological Study of Families

By: James P. McHale (Editor), Wendy S. Grolnick (Editor)

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Published: 1st October 2001
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This book assembles 11 of the leading thinkers and researchers in the field of family psychology to create a compendium summarizing both what psychology researchers have learned about the family and where the field should be going next. It evolved after the volume's contributors met with other distinguished family scholars to discuss family influences on child development and to ponder how this knowledge could be used to benefit families and children.
This volume includes approaches to the family that feature multiple levels and topics of focal interest to benefit anyone interested in the family. Central topics include mothering, fathering, marriages, family group processes, sibling relations, and families as systems. In addition, three senior authors offer road maps to detect, and suggest (a) challenges in research on parenting, (b) marital and family dynamics, and (c) family systems in the years ahead. In keeping with the theme of how research affects the lives of families outside the university lab settings, this volume includes a chapter on the interface between family research and law. This book closes with a big picture analysis and critique of what is known and not known. Psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and public policymakers interested in the family should especially find this volume of interest.

Prefacep. ix
Forewordp. xv
Retrospect and Prospect in the Psychological Study of Parentingp. 1
Mothering: Retrospect and Prospectp. 5
Fathers and Familiesp. 35
Parenting in the New Millennium: Prospects, Promises, and Pitfallsp. 65
Retrospect and Prospect in the Psychological Study of Marital and Family Group Dynamicsp. 95
Retrospect and Prospect in the Psychological Study of Marital and Couple Relationshipsp. 99
Retrospect and Prospect in the Psychological Study of Coparenting and Family Group Processp. 127
The Road Ahead for Research on Marital and Family Dynamicsp. 167
Retrospect and Prospect in the Psychological Study of Families as Systemsp. 189
Retrospect and Prospect in the Psychological Study of Sibling Relationshipsp. 193
Retrospect and Prospect in the Psychological Study of Families as Systemsp. 225
Looking Toward the Horizon: Present and Future in the Study of Family Systemsp. 259
Taking Stockp. 279
Family Research and the Law: Can Family Research Help Solomon? Contributions and Challengesp. 283
Family Influences on Behavior and Development: Challenges for the Futurep. 321
Author indexp. 353
Subject indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9780805837971
ISBN-10: 0805837973
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 400
Published: 1st October 2001
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.79
Edition Number: 1