Based on a summer institute of the Family Research Consortium, this book presents theory and research from leading scholars working on issues of risk and resilience in families. Focusing on the splits and bonds that shape children's development, this volume's primary goal is to stimulate theoretical and empirical advances in research on family processes. It will be valuable to developmental, social, and clinical psychologists, sociologists, and family studies specialists.
Contents: M.J. Cox, J. Brooks-Gunn, Preface. M.J. Cox, J. Brooks-Gunn, Studying Conflict and Cohesion in Families: An Overview. G.R. Patterson, A Proposal Relating a Theory of Delinquency to Societal Rates of Juvenile Crime: Putting Humpty Dumpty Together Again. D.A. Obeidallah, L.M. Burton, Affective Ties Between Mothers and Daughters in Adolescent Childbearing Families. L.M. Prado, H.J. Markman, Unearthing the Seeds of Marital Distress: What We Have Learned From Married and Remarried Couples. M.J. Cox, B. Paley, C.C. Payne, M. Burchinal, The Transition to Parenthood: Marital Conflict and Withdrawal and Parent-Infant Interactions. E.M. Cummings, A. Wilson, Contexts of Marital Conflict and Children's Emotional Security: Exploring the Distinction Between Constructive and Destructive Conflict From the Children's Perspective. L.F. Katz, B. Wilson, J.M. Gottman, Meta-Emotion Philosophy and Family Adjustment: Making an Emotional Connection. M.S. Forgatch, D.S. DeGarmo, Two Faces of Janus: Cohesion and Conflict. R.D. Conger, X. Ge, Conflict and Cohesion in Parent-Adolescent Relations: Changes in Emotional Expression From Early to Midadolescence. J.A. Graber, J. Brooks-Gunn, "Sometimes I Think That You Don't Like Me": How Mothers and Daughters Negotiate the Transition Into Adolescence. S.I. Powers, D.P. Welsh, Mother-Daughter Interactions and Adolescent Girls' Depression. S.J. Suomi, Conflict and Cohesion in Rhesus Monkey Family Life. R.C. Kessler, M.S. Forthofer, The Effects of Psychiatric Disorders on Family Formation and Stability. M.J. Cox, J. Brooks-Gunn, B. Paley, Perspectives on Conflict and Cohesion in Families.