Academic journal article Journal of Marriage and Family

Book Reviews -- Depression and Aggression in Family Interaction Edited by Gerald R. Patterson

Academic journal article Journal of Marriage and Family

Book Reviews -- Depression and Aggression in Family Interaction Edited by Gerald R. Patterson

Article excerpt

This volume is the first to emerge from the Family Research Consortium (FRC), a group sponsored by The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). The FRC had its origins in the mid-1980s, when NIMH brought together researchers involved in the scientific study of family interaction, specifically its relation to mental health and mental illness, to serve as an advisory group for the Section on Family Process and Mental Health. The group quickly took on a life of its own, however, and the FRC was formed. As David Reiss and Joy Schulterbrandt note in their introductory chapter to this volume, the FRC had two objectives: "(1) to identify some of the most promising themes in family research, particularly in relationship to mental health, and encourage their confluence in strong, programmatic research, and (2) to design and maintain novel social forms to achieve those objectives" (p. 3). To meet these objectives, the FRC obtained NIMH funding for a multisite, postdoctoral training program and for a series of summer institutes. These institutes brought together the members of the FRC and a small number of experienced researchers in the family area for a brief but extensive period of presentations and scholarly exchange organized around a specific theme. The first summer institute was in 1986 with the theme, "Regulation of Emotion in the Family: Depression and Aggression." It is the papers presented at this first institute that the present volume is based on.

All of the chapters in this volume are presented by experienced researchers, many from outside the traditional family science and family sociology fields (contributors include Sheppard Kellam, David Reiss, Richard Gelles, John Gottman, Hyman Hops, Marian Radke Yarrow, and Irving Sigel). …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.