Handbook of Parenting: Volume 4 Social Conditions and Applied Parenting (Paperback)Marc H. Bornstein (editor)
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The Handbook of Parenting concerns itself with:
*different types of parents--mothers and fathers, single, adolescent, and adoptive parents;
*basic characteristics of parenting--behaviors, knowledge, beliefs, and expectations about parenting;
*forces that shape parenting--evolution, genetics, biology, employment, social class, culture, environment, and history;
*problems faced by parents--handicap, marital difficulties, drug addiction; and
*practical concerns of parenting--how to promote children's health, foster social adjustment and cognitive competence, and interact with school, legal, and public officials.
Contributors to the Handbook of Parenting have worked in different ways toward understanding all these diverse aspects of parenting, and all look to the most recent research and thinking in the field to shed light on many topics every parent wonders about.
Each chapter addresses a different but central topic in parenting; each is rooted in current thinking and theory, as well as classical and modern research in that topic; each has been written to be read and absorbed in a single sitting. In addition, each chapter follows a standard organization, including an introduction to the chapter as a whole, followed by historical considerations of the topic, a discussion of central issues and theory, a review of classical and modern research, forecasts of future directions of theory and research, and a set of conclusions. Of course, contributors' own convictions and research are considered, but contributions to this new edition present all major points of view and central lines of inquiry and interpret them broadly.
The Handbook of Parenting is intended to be both comprehensive and state of the art. As the expanded scope of this second edition amply shows, parenting is naturally and closely allied with many other fields.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 598
Weight: 1043 g
Dimensions: 254 x 178 x 33 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition