Written from a psychological perspective while integrating cross-disciplinary viewpoints, this fully updated Second Edition takes a parent-centered approach to exploring topics such as the reasons behind parental behavior, the effect parents and children have on one another, and social policy's ability to help families. Including the latest statistics on family functioning and with coverage of contemporary issues, George Holden’s Parenting conveys the process of parenting in all its complexities.
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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
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the AuthorPart I: Understanding Parents and Child RearingChapter 1: Introduction: From Beliefs to Evidence Parenting Beliefs Throughout History Authorities' Parenting Beliefs Throughout History Other Sources of Parenting Beliefs Using Research to Understand ParentingChapter 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 TheoriesChapter 3: Approaches to Parenting Research Approaches Comparing ApproachesChapter 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 DevelopmentChapter 5: Determinants of Parenting Categories of Determinants Cultural and Distal Determinants Contextual Determinants Stable Characteristics Determinants Situational Determinants Interrelations Among DeterminantsPart II: Parenting and DevelopmentChapter 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 IssuesChapter 7: Parenting Infants and Toddlers Parenting Infants Parenting ToddlersChapter 8: Parenting Preschoolers Parenting a Preschooler Contemporary IssuesChapter 9: Parenting During the Middle Childhood Years Parents and Within-Family Interactions Parents and External InfluencesChapter 10: Parenting Adolescents Developmental Changes in Adolescence Problems for Adolescents and Their Parents How Parents Help Teens Navigate AdolescencePart III: Contemporary IssuesChapter 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 AdultsChapter 12: Parents at Risk Economic Factors Parent ContextChapter 13: Cultural Influences on Parenting Parenting in Different Countries Cultural Diversity Among North American Parents Religion and ParentingChapter 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 MaltreatmentChapter 15: Social Policy Issues The Changing American Family The Societal Costs of Family Problems Social Policy Responses Controversial Social Policy IdeasAppendix: Journals That Frequently Publish Studies Pertaining to ParentingGlossaryReferencesAuthor IndexSubject Index