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The determinants of parenting in GxE Perspective: a case of differential susceptibility?

Belsky, Jay (2010) The determinants of parenting in GxE Perspective: a case of differential susceptibility? In: Booth, A. and McHale, S.M. and Landale, N.S. (eds.) Biosocial Foundations of Family Processes. National Symposium on Family Issues. New York, U.S.: Springer, pp. 61-68. ISBN 9781441973603.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-7361-0_4

Abstract

Much research on how the environment affects development, especially that pertaining to the conditions under which environmental influence operates, is informed by the diathesis-stress model of environmental action. This stipulates that certain individuals are particularly vulnerable to the negative effects of contextual adversity due to personal characteristics, whereas others lacking these attributes are resilient. Mileva and Fleming interpret some of their own and others’ research on the determinants of parenting from this perspective. I offer an alternative framework for thinking about the issue. The differential susceptibility perspective stipulates that some are more and others are less susceptible to both adverse and supportive environments (i.e., not just “vulnerable” to adversity). Evidence consistent with this claim is highlighted.

Item Type: Book Section
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Science > Psychological Sciences
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2011 11:28
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:21
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/4044

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