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Gender and relationships. A developmental account.
  • E. Maccoby
  • Psychology
    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 nature
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.
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 and
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 and indicate that parental influences on child development are neither as unambiguous as earlier researchers suggested nor as insubstantial as current critics claim.
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 Component
Caught between parents: adolescents' experience in divorced homes.
Adolescents in dual residence were especially likely to feel caught when parents were in high conflict, and especially unlikely to feel catch when parents cooperated, and feeling caught was related to poor adjustment outcomes.
Parenting and its effects on children: on reading and misreading behavior genetics.
  • E. Maccoby
  • Psychology
    Annual review of psychology
  • 2000
Children's genetic predispositions and their parents' childrearing regimes are seen to be closely interwoven, and the ways in which they function jointly to affect children's development are explored.