Ronald P. Rohner
Professor Emeritus Family Studies and Anthropology Director, Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
Ph.D., Psychological Anthropology, Stanford University, 1964
M.A., Psychological Anthropology, Stanford University, 1960
B.S., Psychology, University of Oregon, 1958
- Developing and testing parental acceptance-rejection theory (PARTheory)
- Parent-child relations in cross-cultural perspective
- Theory construction and research on possible links between childhood experience of parental acceptance-rejection and the quality of adult attachments and intimate partner relationships
- The relation between corporal punishment and perceived parental acceptance-rejection and the effects of punishment on youths when punishment is and is not experienced as a form of rejection.
- The relation between perceived acceptance-rejection and parental control, and the joint, interactive, and singular influence of each form of parenting on youths’ behavioral and psychological functioning.
Selected Professional Accomplishments:
- Founding President of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
- Recipient of the American Psychological Association 2004 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology
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