National Symposium on Family Issues

Biosocial Foundations of Family Processes

Editors: Booth, Alan, McHale, Susan M., Landale, Nancy S (Eds.)

  • Leading researchers address the critical interface of biology and society
  • Focuses on child development through adolescence
  • Includes the most up-to-date genetic research
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Genes and environment. Biology and behavior. Nature and nurture. The terminology may be clear-cut, but the processes themselves are far from simple: unlike the direct cause-and-effect dichotomies of past frameworks, researchers now recognize these family-based connections as multifaceted, transactional, and emergent.

Biosocial Foundations of Family Processes aims at illuminating a multiplicity of approaches and methodologies for studying family dynamics, to match the complex interplay of physiological factors, environmental challenges, and behavioral adaptations that characterize family life and development. Chapters illustrate physical and social influences on parenting, childhood, adolescence, fertility, and family formation, providing analytical frameworks for understanding key areas such as family behavior, health, development, and adaptation to contextual stressors.

Highlights of the coverage: •Motherhood and fatherhood as seen through psychobiological and functional perspectives •The importance of the phenotype in studies of gene/environment interactions •Adolescence: genes, hormones, and family behavior •Psychological adaptation and human mating strategies •Family resources, genes, and human development •Social inequities, family relationships, and child health

A book that explains the present while charting the future study of its subject, Biosocial Foundations of Family Processes is provocative reading for researchers in family relations, family sociology, psychology, and public health, and may hold particular interest for policymakers.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • How Mothers Are Born: A Psychobiological Analysis of Mothering

    Mileva-Seitz, Viara (et al.)

    Pages 3-34

  • How Fathers Evolve: A Functional Analysis of Fathering Behavior

    Storey, Anne (et al.)

    Pages 35-47

  • Caregiving as Coregulation: Psychobiological Processes and Child Functioning

    Calkins, Susan D.

    Pages 49-59

  • The Determinants of Parenting in GxE Perspective: A Case of Differential Susceptibility?

    Belsky, Jay

    Pages 61-68

  • Gene–Environment Interplay Helps to Explain Influences of Family Relationships on Adolescent Adjustment and Development

    Neiderhiser, Jenae M.

    Pages 71-84

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eBook $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Biosocial Foundations of Family Processes
Editors
  • Alan Booth
  • Susan M. McHale
  • Nancy S Landale
Series Title
National Symposium on Family Issues
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7361-0
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7361-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7360-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-2781-0
Series ISSN
2192-9157
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 272
Topics