developmental psychology (105) ch 12 book notes

developmental psychology (105) ch 12 book notes - CHAPTER...

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CHAPTER 12 Functions of Families 1. Survival of offspring 2. Economic function: ensuring children have necessary life skills 3. Cultural training Parents contribute through 1. Direct instructions: what they teach their children 2.indirect socializers: through their own behavior 3.social managers: filtering what exposure their children have to people and information Individual differences in children contribute to the parenting they receive. Attractive children receive more attention and affection than less attractive children. Parents with low SES are more likely to use the authoritarian parenting style. Parents with higher SES are more likely to communicate with their children, and thus these children often have higher verbal scores. Parents with higher education are more likely to encourage expression of feelings and thoughts. Economic stressors can undermine the quality of marital and parent-child interactions, increasing children's risk for depression, academic failure disruptive
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSYCH 105 taught by Professor Schwartz during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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