This title was first published in 2000: This book is based on selected papers from a major international congress of the same name that was held at the University of Calgary in July 1997. The contributors come from Canada, England, Italy, United States, Hong Kong and New Zealand where they are researchers at major universities. The papers are organized into four sections: 1) Context of Families, 2) Family Adjustment and Transitions, 3) Child and Adolescent Development, and Attachment. The book sets out to bring together advanced research by psychologists, social workers, physicians, sociologists and other social scientists on the interface between society, the family, children, adolescents and other family members.
Contents: Introduction, Claudio Violato, Elizabeth Oddone-Paolucci and Mark Genuis. The Context of Families: New aspects of family relations, Eugenia Scabini; Dual images: the family in perspective, James S. Frideres; Adolescentology: youth, their needs, and the professions at the turn of the century, LeRoy D. Travis; A meta-analysis of the published research on the effects of pornography, Elizabeth Oddone-Paolucci, Mark Genuis and Claudio Violato; Parent-child interdependence in Chinese families: change and continuity, Qi Wang and Yen Hsueh; Psychosocial factors influencing breastfeeding: a stepwise discriminant analysis employing a sample of Italian women, Aldo Zanon and Claudio Violato. Family Adjustment and Transitions: Spiraling up and spiraling down: a longitudinal study of adjustment, Christopher Bagley and Kanka Mallick; What happens to the sibling subsystem following parental divorce?, Madeleine Beaudry, Marie Simard, Sylvie Drapeau and Cécile Charbonneau; Parental self-efficacy and characteristics of mother and father in the transition to parenthood, Wilma Binda and Franca Crippa; From adolescence to young adulthood: a family transition, Margherita Lanz. Child and Adolescent Development: Regulation and its disorders, Diane Benoit; Children's and parent’s perceptions of parental attitudes and behaviours pertaining to academic achievement, Jonathan Midgett, Laura Belsito, Bruce A. Ryan and Gerald R. Adams; A stepwise discriminant analysis of delinquent and nondelinquent youth, Elizabeth Oddone-Paolucci, Claudio Violato and Chris Wilkes; Origins of psychopathology: a developmental model, Claudio Violato and Mark Genuis; Parallels between dyadic interactions: parent-child and child-peer, Leigh A. Moore, Darla J. Maclean and Thomas P. Keenan; Modern approaches to children’s cognitive development, Carol Miles. Attachment: Attachment security to mother, father and the parental unit, Mark Genuis and Claudio Violato; Pilot study of the psychometric prope