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Handbook of Parenting Volume 2 Biology and Ecology of Parenting

Edited by Marc H. Bornstein

LAWRENCE ERLBAUM ASSOCIATES, PUBLISHERS

Handbook of Parenting
Volume 2 Biology and Ecology of Parenting

Handbook of Parenting
Second Edition Volume 2 Biology and Ecology of Parenting

Edited by

Marc H. Bornstein
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

2002

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Handbook of parenting / edited by Marc H. Bornstein.—2nd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. Contents: v. 1. Children and parenting—v. 2. Biology and ecology of parenting—v. 3. Being and becoming a parent—v. 4. Social conditions and applied parenting—v. 5. practical issues in parenting. ISBN 0-8058-3778-7 (hc : v. 1 : alk. paper)—ISBN 0-8058-3779-5 (hc : v. 2 : alk. paper)— ISBN 0-8058-3780-9 (hc : v. 3 : alk. paper)—ISBN 0-8058-3781-7 (hc : v. 4 : alk. paper)— ISBN 0-8058-3782-5 (hc : v. 5 : alk. paper) 1. Parenting. 2. Parents. I. Bornstein, Marc H. HQ755.8.H357 649 .1—dc21 2002 2001058458

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For Marian and Harold Sackrowitz

Contents of Volume 2: Biology and Ecology of Parenting

Preface Contents of Volume 1 Contents of Volume 3 Contents of Volume 4 Contents of Volume 5 About the Authors in Volume 2

ix xiii xv xix xxi xxv

PART I: BIOLOGY OF PARENTING

Chapter 1 The Evolution of Parenting and Evolutionary Approaches to Childrearing David F. Bjorklund, Jennifer L. Yunger, and Anthony D. Pellegrini 3

Chapter 2 Hormonal Bases of Parenting in Mammals
Jay S. Rosenblatt 31

Chapter 3 Psychobiology of Maternal Behavior and Its Early Determinants in Nonhuman Mammals Alison S. Fleming and Ming Li 61

Chapter 4 Primate Parenting
Kim A. Bard 99

Chapter 5 Psychobiology of Maternal Behavior in Human Beings Carl M. Corter and Alison S. Fleming 141 vii

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Contents of Volume 2

Chapter 6 Intuitive Parenting
Hanuˇ Papouˇek and Mechthild Papouˇek s s s 183

PART II: SOCIAL ECOLOGY OF PARENTING

Chapter 7 Maternal and Dual-Earner Employment Status and Parenting Adele Eskeles Gottfried, Allen W. Gottfried, and Kay Bathurst 207

Chapter 8 Socioeconomic Status and Parenting
Erika Hoff, Brett Laursen, and Twila Tardif 231

Chapter 9 Culture and Parenting
Sara Harkness and Charles M. Super 253

Chapter 10 Environment and Parenting
Robert H. Bradley 281

Chapter 11 Developmental Systems Perspective on Parenting
Richard M. Lerner, Fred Rothbaum, Shireen Boulos, and Domini R. Castellino 315

Chapter 12 History of Parenting: The Ancient Mediterranean World Valerie French 345

Author Index Subject Index

AI-1 SI-1

Preface

This new edition of the Handbook of Parenting appears at a time that is momentous in the history of parenting. The family generally, and parenting specifically, are today in a greater state of flux, question, and redefinition than perhaps ever before. We are witnessing the emergence of striking permutations on the theme of parenting: blended families,...
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