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Parenting: A Dynamic Perspective / Edition 2

Parenting: A Dynamic Perspective / Edition 2

by George W. Holden


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ISBN-13: 9781483347486
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 10/21/2014
Edition description: Second Edition
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 488,621
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

GEORGE W. HOLDEN, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. He received his B.A. from Yale University and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After earning his degree in developmental psychology with a minor in social psychology, he was a member of the psychology faculty at the University of Texas for 23 years. While at U.T., he was head of the developmental area from 1990 to 1996 and the Director of the Institute of Human Development and Family Studies from 1995 to 1997. For five years (1999 to 2004) he served as Associate Chair of the Psychology Department. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Society and a member of the Society for Research in Child Development, the American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, and the Society for Research in Human Development, where he is currently President. He has been or is on the editorial boards of Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Journal of Family Psychology, Parenting, and the Journal of Emotional Abuse. Dr. Holden’s research interests are in the area of social development, with a focus on parent-child relationships. He is especially interested in understanding the determinants of parental behavior, parental social cognition, and the causes and consequences of family violence. For example, he has investigated how parenting is affected and children are impacted by marital violence. Another topic he has investigated in several studies is parental use of physical punishment and children’s perception of it. His research has been supported by grants from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Justice, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the Hogg Foundation for Mental Health. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and chapters, and the books Parenting: A dynamic perspective (Sage, 2010) and Parents and the Dynamics of Child Rearing (Westview, 1997). In addition he co-edited Children Exposed to Marital Violence (American Psychological Association, 1998) and the Handbook of Family Measurement Techniques, Vol. 2 & 3 (Sage, 2001). He is married and has three children.

Table of Contents

About the Author
Part I: Understanding Parents and Child Rearing
Chapter 1: Introduction: From Beliefs to Evidence
Parenting Beliefs Throughout History
Authorities' Parenting Beliefs Throughout History
Other Sources of Parenting Beliefs
Using Research to Understand Parenting
Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives on Parenting
Introduction to Theory
Classical Theories
Biological, Genetic, and Environmental Influences
Social Learning and Social Theories
Family Systems Theory
Other Emotion-Based Theories
Developmental Stage Theories
Chapter 3: Approaches to Parenting Research
Comparing Approaches
Chapter 4: How Important Are Parents?
Historical Evidence About Parental Influence
Associations Between Parenting and Children’s Outcomes
The Behavioral Genetics Challenge
A New Perspective on How Parents Matter
Trajectories and Development
Chapter 5: Determinants of Parenting
Categories of Determinants
Cultural and Distal Determinants
Contextual Determinants
Stable Characteristics Determinants
Situational Determinants
Interrelations Among Determinants
Part II: Parenting and Development
Chapter 6: Becoming a Parent
Deciding to Have a Child
Getting Pregnant, Staying Pregnant, and Encountering Problems
Labor and Childbirth
The Preterm Newborn
Transitioning to Parenthood
Parenting the Newborn
The Problem of Infant Mortality
Ethical Issues
Chapter 7: Parenting Infants and Toddlers
Parenting Infants
Parenting Toddlers
Chapter 8: Parenting Preschoolers
Parenting a Preschooler
Contemporary Issues
Chapter 9: Parenting During the Middle Childhood Years
Parents and Within-Family Interactions
Parents and External Influences
Chapter 10: Parenting Adolescents
Developmental Changes in Adolescence
Problems for Adolescents and Their Parents
How Parents Help Teens Navigate Adolescence
Part III: Contemporary Issues
Chapter 11: Parenting in Nontraditional Families
Single Parents
Adolescent Mothers
ART Families
Adoptive Parents
Gay and Lesbian Parents
Blended/Stepparent Parents
Grandparents as Parents
Foster Parents
Parenting Emergent Adults
Chapter 12: Parents at Risk
Economic Factors
Parent Context
Chapter 13: Cultural Influences on Parenting
Parenting in Different Countries
Cultural Diversity Among North American Parents
Religion and Parenting
Chapter 14: Child Maltreatment: When Parenting Goes Awry
Child Maltreatment Throughout History
The Many Faces of Child Maltreatment
Child Maltreatment Across Time and Country
Protecting Maltreated Children: Foster Parents
The Costs of Child Maltreatment
Chapter 15: Social Policy Issues
The Changing American Family
The Societal Costs of Family Problems
Social Policy Responses
Controversial Social Policy Ideas
Appendix: Journals That Frequently Publish Studies Pertaining to Parenting
Author Index
Subject Index

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