In the World Library of Psychologists series, international experts present career-long collections of what they judge to be their most interesting publications – extracts from books, key articles, research findings, practical and theoretical contributions.
Marc H. Bornstein has published widely in experimental, methodological, comparative, developmental, and cultural science as well as neuroscience, pediatrics, and aesthetics. In this volume, he has collected an integrated series of his papers on parenting. Many disciplines over many centuries have expounded on parenting, but theory and opinion prevailed. Bornstein initiated efforts to make parenting an evidence-based field of study through his journal Parenting: Science and Practice, the Handbook of Parenting, and two monograph series, Monographs in Parenting and Studies in Parenting. In addition, Bornstein has undertaken studies that address the determinants, nature, and scope of parenting. The writings selected for this collection symbolize the development of an empirical parenting science and the meaning and importance of parenting for the lives and well-being of children, parents, and society.
Including a specially written introduction, in which Marc Bornstein reflects on the importance of parenting and contextualizes both the field and the evolution of his wide-ranging career, this collection will be a valuable resource for students and researchers of parenting, developmental science, and all disciplines from anthropology to zoology concerned with nurturing, socializing, and educating the next generation.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. How Infant and Mother Jointly Contribute to Developing Cognitive Competence in the Child 2. Activities and Interactions of Mothers and Their Firstborn Infants in the First Six Months of Life: Covariation, Stability, Continuity, Correspondence, and Prediction 3. Maternal Responsiveness to Infants in Three Societies: The United States, France, and Japan 4. Functional Analysis of the Contents of Maternal Speech to Infants of 5 and 13 months in Four Cultures: Argentina, France, Japan, and the United States 5. Contemporary Research on Parenting: The Case for Nature and Nurture 6. Contributors to Self-Perceived Competence, Satisfaction, Investment, and Role Balance in Maternal Parenting: A Multivariate Ecological Analysis 7. Maternal Responsiveness to Very Young Children at Three Ages: Longitudinal Analysis of a Multidimensional Modular and Specific Parenting Construct 8. Toward a Model of Culture ↔ Parent ↔ Child Transactions 9. Parenting knowledge: Experiential and Sociodemographic Factors in European American Mothers of Young Children 10. A Longitudinal Process Analysis of Mother-Child Emotional Relationships in a Rural Appalachian European American Community 11. Cognitive and Socioemotional Caregiving in Developing Countries 12. Mother-Infant Attunement: A Multilevel Approach via Body, Brain, and Behavior 13. Maternal Responsiveness and Sensitivity Reconsidered: Some is More 14. Differentiated Brain Activity in Response to Faces of "Own" Versus "Unfamiliar" Babies in Primipara Mothers: An Electrophysiological Study 15. Mother-Infant Contingent Vocalizations in 11 Countries 16. "Mixed Blessings": Parental Religiousness, Parenting, and Child Adjustment in Global Perspective 17. Human Infancy and Parenting in Global Perspective: Specificity 18. The Neurobiology of Culturally Common Maternal Responses to Infant Cry 19. Parenting Cognitions → Parenting Practices → Child Adjustment? The Standard Model 20. Skill-Experience Transactions Across Development: Bidirectional Relations Between Child Core Language and the Child’s Home Learning Environment 21. Dyadic Development in the Family: Stability in Mother-Child Relationship Quality From Infancy to Adolescence
Marc H. Bornstein holds positions at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and UNICEF. He is President Emeritus of the Society for Research in Child Development, founding Editor of Parenting: Science and Practice, and Editor Emeritus of Child Development. Bornstein has written and edited several books, including the five-volume Handbook of Parenting for Routledge