The role of parents in the socialization of children: An historical overview.

@article{Maccoby1992TheRO,
  title={The role of parents in the socialization of children: An historical overview.},
  author={Eleanor Emmons Maccoby},
  journal={Developmental Psychology},
  year={1992},
  volume={28},
  pages={1006-1017}
}
  • Eleanor Emmons Maccoby
  • Published 1992
  • Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • 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. These theories declined in mid-century, under the impact of failures to find empirical support. Simple reinforcement theory was seriously weakened by work on developmental psycholinguistics, attachment, modeling, and altruism. The field turne d to more domain-specific minitheories. The advent of… CONTINUE READING

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