Divorce: Causes and Consequences

Divorce: Causes and Consequences

by Alison Clarke-Stewart, Cornelia Brentano

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This comprehensive book provides a balanced overview of the current research on divorce. The authors examine the scientific evidence to uncover what can be said with certainty about divorce and what remains to be learned about this socially and politically charged issue. Accessible to parents and teachers as well as clinicians and researchers, the volume examines the impact of marital breakup on children, adults, and society.
 Alison Clarke-Stewart and Cornelia Brentano synthesize the most up-to-date information on divorce from a variety of disciplinary perspectives with thoughtful analysis of psychological issues. They convey the real-life consequences of divorce with excerpts from autobiographies by young people, and they also include guidelines for social policies that would help to diminish the detrimental effects of divorce.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300133318
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 10/01/2008
Series: Current Perspectives in Psychology
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 360,735
File size: 18 MB
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About the Author

Alison Clarke-Stewart is professor of psychology and social behavior, University of California–Irvine. Cornelia Brentano is assistant professor of psychology, Chapman University, Orange, California.

Table of Contents

Series Foreword   Alan E. Kazdin     ix
Preface     xi
The Social Context of Divorce     1
At Risk for Divorce     29
A Marriage Ends     52
Adults in the Aftermath of Divorce     67
Effects of Divorce on Children     106
What Causes Children's Problems?     131
What Helps Children Adjust?     153
Child Custody and Child Support     176
Remarriage and Stepfamilies     213
Divorce: The Future     234
Notes     247
References     279
Index     337

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This book not only considers the different aspects of divorce and the short and long term effects on everyone involved, it also gives the reader important information to consider before getting married. It includes the psychological aspects of divorce and the risks that can lead to it combined with extensive research on the subject. Furthemore, the book has been organized so that as you go from one chapter to the next you can follow the natural progression of divorce. Divorce causes and consequences is also an important resource for profesionals involved in the divorce process since it includes research relevant to law, psychology, and sociology.