This book presents cutting-edge research and theory on couple relationships, with an emphasis on the implications for child development. It demonstrates the influence of couple relationships on parenting processes and child development; explores the determinants of couple functioning, relationship satisfaction, and relationship stability; and, details the mechanisms by which marital difficulties impact children's development and functioning.
Marc S. Schulz, PhD, is Professor and Director of the Clinical Developmental Psychology Program in the Department of Psychology, Bryn Mawr College. Marsha Kline Pruett, PhD, MSL, is the Maconda Brown O'Connor Professor in the Smith College School for Social Work. Patricia K. Kerig, PhD, is Professor and Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology, University of Utah. Ross D. Parke is Distinguished Professor of Psychology (Emeritus) at the University of California, Riverside.