From leading researchers, this book presents important advances in understanding how growing up in a discordant family affects child adjustment, the factors that make certain children more vulnerable than others, and what can be done to help. It is a state-of-the-science follow-up to the authors' seminal earlier work, Children and Marital Conflict: The Impact of Family Dispute and Resolution. The volume presents a new conceptual framework that draws on current knowledge about family processes; parenting; attachment; and children's emotional, physiological, cognitive, and behavioral development. Innovative research methods are explained and promising directions for clinical practice with children and families are discussed.
E. Mark Cummings, PhD, Department of Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, USA, and Patrick T. Davies, PhD, Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA