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How Do Families Cope With Chronic Illness?

How Do Families Cope With Chronic Illness?

Robert E. Cole, David Reiss
January 27, 2017

Because chronic disorder is becoming an ordinary feature of family life and development, understanding its impact has become critical. This volume, and the conference proceedings it reports, represents a major effort to examine the family's response to chronic physical or psychopathological illness...

Stress, Coping, and Resiliency in Children and Families

Stress, Coping, and Resiliency in Children and Families

E. Mavis Hetherington, Elaine A. Blechman
November 18, 2016

Concern with stress and coping has a long history in biomedical, psychological and sociological research. The inadequacy of simplistic models linking stressful life events and adverse physical and psychological outcomes was pointed out in the early 1980s in a series of seminal papers and books. The...

Depression and Aggression in Family interaction

Depression and Aggression in Family interaction

Gerald R. Patterson
July 21, 2016

This collection updates research on family processes relating to aggression and depression. It contains state-of-the-art information and such recent methodological innovations as time series, sequential analysis, and method problems in the application of a structural equation modeling. An ideal...

Exploring Family Relationships With Other Social Contexts

Exploring Family Relationships With Other Social Contexts

Ross D. Parke, Sheppard G. Kellam
July 15, 2016

In the 1990s it is no longer "news" that families do not operate independently from other social organizations and institutions. Instead, it is generally recognized that families are embedded in a complex set of relationships with other institutions and contexts outside the family. In spite of this...

Family Transitions

Family Transitions

Philip A. Cowan, E. Mavis Hetherington
May 13, 2016

This volume, the result of the second annual Summer Institute sponsored by the Family Research Consortium, focuses on family transitions--both normative and non-normative. The subject of family transitions has been a central concern of the consortium largely because studies of families in motion...

Conflict and Cohesion in Families: Causes and Consequences

Conflict and Cohesion in Families: Causes and Consequences

Martha J. Cox, Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
March 03, 2016

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...

Continuity and Change in Family Relations: Theory, Methods and Empirical Findings

Continuity and Change in Family Relations: Theory, Methods and Empirical Findings

Rand D. Conger, Frederick O. Lorenz, K.A.S. Wickrama
June 09, 2014

The chapters in this volume were developed as a follow-up to the Summer Institute entitled "Continuity and Change: Family Structure and Process" conducted by the second Family Research Consortium. The goal of this book is to provide readers with a greater understanding of both the conceptual issues...

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