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The Transition to Parenthood

The Transition to Parenthood
Current Theory and Research

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development

Wendy A. Goldberg, Gerald Y. Michaels, Toni C. Antonucci, Karen Mikus, Nicolina M. Fedele, Ellen R. Golding, Frances K. Grossman, William S. Pollack, Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Linda Hughey Holt, M. Ann Easterbrooks, Joy D. Osofsky, Howard J. Osofsky, Martha Ourieff Diamond, Benjamin H. Gottlieb, S. Mark Pancer, S. Wayne Duncan, Howard J. Markman, Sharon L. Kagan, Victoria Seitz
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  • Date Published: January 1993
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521455497

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  • Originally published in 1988, this book brings together the research of leading scholars from a wide range of disciplines concerned with the study of the transition to parenthood. The text discusses the reasons why some new parents experience an enhanced sense of self and a deepening of important relationships, whereas others experience crisis and conflict as they try to adapt to the birth of their first baby. Specific chapters analyse individuals' motivation to become parents, changes in marital relations, consequences of prevention programmes, and social support for prospective and new parents. Adaptation to the transition to parenthood is discussed under both normative circumstances and conditions of medical and social risk.

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    • Date Published: January 1993
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521455497
    • length: 396 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Editorial preface
    Introduction. Perspectives on the transition to parenthood Wendy A. Goldberg
    Part I. The Transition to Parenthood as a Challenge for Adaptation by Individuals, Couples, and Families:
    1. Motivational factors in the decision and timing of pregnancy Gerald Y. Michaels
    2. The power of parenthood: personality and attitudinal changes during the transition to parenthood Toni C. Antonucci and Karen Mikus
    3. Psychological issues in adjustment to first parenthood Nicolina M. Fedele, Ellen R. Golding, Frances K. Grossman and William S. Pollack
    4. Changes in marriage during the transition to parenthood: must we blame the baby? Philip A. Cowan and Carolyn Pape Cowan
    Part II. The Transition to Parenthood under Conditions of Risk:
    5. Medical perspectives on pregnancy and birth: biological risks and technological advances Linda Hughey Holt
    6. Effects of infant risk status on the transition to parenthood M. Ann Easterbrooks
    7. The transition to parenthood: special tasks and risk factors for adolescent parents Joy D. Osofsky, Howard J. Osofsky and Martha Ourieff Diamond
    Part III. Intervention Strategies for Individuals, Couples, and Families:
    8. Social networks and the transition to parenthood Benjamin H. Gottlieb and S. Mark Pancer
    9. Intervention programs for the transition to parenthood S. Wayne Duncan and Howard J. Markman
    10. Family support programs for new parents Sharon L. Kagan and Victoria Seitz
    Conclusion. The transition to parenthood: synthesis and future directions Wendy A. Goldberg and Gerald Y. Michaels
    Index of names
    Index of subjects.

  • Editors

    Gerald Y. Michaels

    Wendy A. Goldberg

    Contributors

    Wendy A. Goldberg, Gerald Y. Michaels, Toni C. Antonucci, Karen Mikus, Nicolina M. Fedele, Ellen R. Golding, Frances K. Grossman, William S. Pollack, Philip A. Cowan, Carolyn Pape Cowan, Linda Hughey Holt, M. Ann Easterbrooks, Joy D. Osofsky, Howard J. Osofsky, Martha Ourieff Diamond, Benjamin H. Gottlieb, S. Mark Pancer, S. Wayne Duncan, Howard J. Markman, Sharon L. Kagan, Victoria Seitz

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