Rohner breaks new ground by offering a theoretical foundation for the problem of child abuse. Drawing on data from several societies, both industrialized and non-industrialized, he studies the effects of parental rejection on children within the framework of his Parental Acceptance/Rejection Theory. Moreover, he offers insights into the conditions enabling individuals to break the cycle of abuse.
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Introduction to Parental Acceptance-Rejection TheoryEffects of RejectionMainline Parental Acceptance-Rejection TheoryParental Acceptance-Rejection in Life Span PerspectiveChild Abuse and NeglectExtreme Rejection A Case Study of 'Closet Children'Coping with Perceived RejectionResearching Parental Acceptance and Rejection The Universalist ApproachThe Sociocultural Systems Model, and PersonalityParental Acceptance-Rejection, Expressive Behaviors and Expressive SystemsAntecedents of Parental Acceptance and RejectionEtchings on the Tabula Rasa Epitemological Foundations of Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory