Maternal power assertion in discipline and moral discourse contexts: commonalities, differences, and implications for children's moral conduct and cognition.

@article{Kochanska2003MaternalPA,
  title={Maternal power assertion in discipline and moral discourse contexts: commonalities, differences, and implications for children's moral conduct and cognition.},
  author={Grazyna Kochanska and Nazan Aksan and Kate E. Nichols},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={39 6},
  pages={949-63}
}
Parental power assertion is traditionally studied in the behavioral domain--discipline triggered by the child's immediate misbehavior--but rarely in the cognitive domain--parent-child discussions of the child's past misbehavior. Maternal power assertion was observed in "do" and 'don't" discipline contexts from 14 to 45 months and in the context of mother-child discourse about a recent misbehavior at 56 months. Mothers' use of power cohered across the "do," 'don't," and discourse contexts, but… CONTINUE READING

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