Join us for the next Department of Psychology Research Colloquium, Tuesday, October 23, 2012, at 4:30 pm in Burton Morgan 115.
Dr. Sarah Schoppe-Sullivan, Associate Professor at the Department of Psychology/Human Development and Family Science from The Ohio State University, will present:
“Understanding Parenting from a Family Systems Perspective”
Whereas past psychological research on parenting took an individualistic perspective, focusing primarily on mothers and children, contemporary research on parenting has embraced the study of coparenting, or parents’ coordination of their parenting roles and responsibilities. My talk will focus on my research on coparenting. In particular, I will discuss implications of coparenting relationship quality for children’s socioemotional development and the factors that contribute to the development of coparenting relationships across the transition to parenthood.