353postRoleofParentsLecture4

353postRoleofParentsLecture4 - Parenting The Role of...

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Unformatted text preview: Parenting: The Role of Mothers and Fathers • Does parenting matter? • Bi-directionality: a set of interactive processes whereby parents and children react to each other/influence each other • Mothers and Fathers – Industrialization led to long hours away from home/fields. – Increased role differentiation—fathers seen more as economic providers than socializers/trainers – Scholars promoted “women” natural caregiver given lactation • Psychology as a science focused on maternal influence on development; All major theories emphasize maternal role • 1960’s began to see some changes in research emphasis noted below 1. Attachment /Bonding literature led to question whether fathers had a role in socialization –results indicated strong relationship. 2. Shift in family structure which often resulted in a change in father-child relationship. Research on father absence, or father’s role when the mother was unavailable (surrogate caretaker) 3. Fathers became more active and vocal in their wishes/desires to be integral figures in their children’s life. 4. Although full-time and working mothers spend more time with their children, direct interaction seems less frequent than expected. Presence may involve cooking, reading, parallel activities. 5. Amount of time spent not direct correspondence to influence 6. Infants are not passive recipients. Can distinguish mother/father and elicit different behaviors •...
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2009 for the course PSYCH 353 taught by Professor Gaer during the Fall '08 term at University of Michigan.

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353postRoleofParentsLecture4 - Parenting The Role of...

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