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Gender and relationships. A developmental account.
  • E. E. Maccoby
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • 1 April 1990
This article argues that behavioral differentiation of the sexes is minimal when children are observed or tested individually. Sex differences emerge primarily in social situations, and their natureExpand
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The Role of Parents in the Socialization of Children: An Historical Overview.
The history of research on childhood socialization in the context of th e family is traced through the present century. The 2 major early theories—behaviorism and psychoanalytic theory—are described.Expand
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Dividing the Child: Social and Legal Dilemmas of Custody
Questions about how children fare in divided families have become as perplexing and urgent as they are common. In this work on custody arrangements, the developmental psychologist Eleanor Maccoby andExpand
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Gender as a social category.
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Contemporary research on parenting. The case for nature and nurture.
Current findings on parental influences provide more sophisticated and less deterministic explanations than did earlier theory and research on parenting. Contemporary research approaches include (a)Expand
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The Two Sexes: Growing Up Apart, Coming Together. Family and Public Policy Series.
Preface Introduction Divergence in Childhood Gender Segregation in Childhood The Two Cultures of Childhood Cross-Sex Encounters The Explanatory Web What Needs to Be Explained The Biological ComponentExpand
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Parenting and its effects on children: on reading and misreading behavior genetics.
There is clear evidence that parents can and do influence children. There is equally clear evidence that children's genetic makeup affects their own behavioral characteristics, and also influencesExpand
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Caught between parents: adolescents' experience in divorced homes.
This study examined adolescents' feelings of being caught between parents to see whether this construct helps to explain (1) variability in their postdivorce adjustment and (2) associations betweenExpand
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