Unlike other books on the market, this text conveys parenting in all of its complexities. It is parent-centered, not child-centered, highlighting such questions as why parents behave the way they do. Although the book is written from a psychological perspective, views from other disciplinesâ€”including sociology, criminology, anthropology, and pediatricsâ€”are also discussed where appropriate. The text focuses on typical parent-child relations, emphasizing the process of parenting, and includes historical and crosscultural perspectives.
Key FeaturesÂ Â
- Includes selected studies and recent statistics from developing and non-Western countries
- Features in-depth coverage of topics such as co-parenting, evolutionary views, human behavioral genetics, and religious influences, which are often absent from or superficially covered in other texts
- Presents important clinical psychological issues, such as family violence, behavior problems, and the role of pathology in the family
- Discusses contemporary issues, including fertility problems and daycare
Intended AudienceÂ Â
This text is appropriate for students enrolled in courses such as Parenting or Parent-Child Relations in departments of psychology, human development, human ecology (home economics), family and consumer studies, sociology, education, pediatrics, social work, and nursing.
Author : George W. Holden
ISBN : 1412951429
Language : English
No of Pages : 448
Publication Date : 7/24/2009
Format/Binding : Paperback
Book dimensions : 10.1x7.4x0.8
Book weight : 0.02
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