Divergent Realities: The Emotional Lives Of Mothers, Fathers, And Adolescents

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Basic Books, Jun 16, 1995 - Psychology - 348 pages
A study of the causes of family conflict draws on the Experience Sampling Method to argue that family life breaks down when members fail to experience the same events in the same way.

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A soundly researched and lucidly written survey of the daily emotional experience of mothers, fathers, and adolescents in 55 European-American working- and middle-class families. The book is based on ... Read full review

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This book emerged from a study in which triads of mothers, fathers, and young adolescents (ages 10-14) from suburban white families were provided with beepers that rang at random times throughout the ... Read full review

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About the author (1995)

Reed Larson is assistant professor of human development and family ecology at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign and director of the Laboratory for the Study of Adolescence at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago.

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