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    Aiuto per tesi su rapporto madre-figlia

    Salve a tutti, devo fare ua tesi di laurea sul rapporto madre-figliA, in particolare pensavo di concentrarmi sulla fase del distacco, pensavo nell'adolescenza.
    Qualcuno ha qualche dritta da darmi? Io non saprei da che parte incomincare!

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    Re: Aiuto per tesi su rapporto madre-figlia

    ciao!!! anche io volevo fare la tesi sulla relazione madre-figlia femmina... alla fine su quali autori ti sei ispirata?? POTRESTI AIUTARMI???????? graaaazieee!!!

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    Ciao,se vuoi io posso aiutarti.

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    Re: Aiuto per tesi su rapporto madre-figlia

    siiii magariiii!!!! *.*

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    Qualche articolo che ti può essere utile. Se mi mandi un PM indicando una mail cui inviarli, te li mando in formato pdf.

    By: CHAO, MEI-RU. Social Behavior & Personality: An International Journal. 2011, Vol. 39 Issue 7, p897-914. 18p. Abstract: The structure of family interaction relationship types and the differences of parent-child interactions based on parent-child samples in Taiwan were examined in this study. Eight interaction relationship types were examined; empathy, constraint, compromise, acquiescence, conflict, camouflage, indifference, and defensiveness. No significant differences were found in the family interaction relationship types between sons and daughters. Mothers were found to show more empathy than fathers in family interaction relationships; while children show more constraint, compromise, and acquiescence than parents, which all contribute to harmonious family interaction relationships. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.2224/sbp.2011.39.7.897. (AN: 63535818)

    The Place of Proximity.
    By: Scelza, Brooke A. Human Nature. Mar2011, Vol. 22 Issue 1/2, p108-127. 20p. 4 Charts, 4 Graphs. Abstract: The mother-adult daughter relationship has been highlighted in both the social sciences and the public health literature as an important facet of social support networks, particularly as they pertain to maternal and child health. Evolutionary anthropologists also have shown positive associations between support from maternal grandmothers and various outcomes related to reproductive success; however, many of these studies rely on proximity as a surrogate measure of support. Here I present data from the Puerto Rican Maternal and Infant Health Survey (PRMIHS) comparing geographic proximity of mother and daughter with a self-reported measure of mother-to-daughter support. These two measures were used to predict infant health outcomes as well as various measures of instrumental and emotional aid provided during pregnancy and after birth. Primary support was shown to have a positive effect across the analyses, whereas geographic proximity was associated with an increased risk of infant mortality and low birth weight as well as reduced odds of receiving support. This paradox was then examined using a combination variable that teased out the interactions of maternal support and proximity. Women who were geographically close to their mothers but who did not consider them a primary source of support had increased odds of infant death and low birth weight, and were less likely to receive either tangible or intangible forms of aid, while women whose mothers were both close and primary showed uniformly positive outcomes. These results place the role of propinquity within the larger context of social support and highlight the need for more detailed studies of social support within evolutionary anthropology. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1007/s12110-011-9112-x. (AN: 61235632)

    By: Morgan, Tracy. Modern Psychoanalysis. 2010, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p267-272. 6p. Abstract: The article reviews the book "Electra Vs Oedipus: The Drama of the Mother-Daughter Relationship," by H. C. Freud. (AN: 59868456)
    Argomenti: ELECTRA vs. Oedipus: The Drama of the Mother-Daughter Relationship (Book); BOOKS -- Reviews; FREUD, H. C.; MOTHERS & daughters; NONFICTION

    Neurogenesis: A mother–daughter relationship.
    By: Whalley, Katherine. Nature Reviews Neuroscience. Dec2009, Vol. 10 Issue 12, p833-833. 1p. 1 Black and White Photograph. Abstract: The article presents a research study about the role of asymmetric centriole inheritance in the maintenance of self-renewing radial glia in the ventricular zone (VZ) during neurogenesis. The study demonstrated that during neurogenesis, centriole inheritance is important for the maintenance. It suggested that the properties of the proteins and the centrioles must be analyzed to determine the promotion of stem cell fate. DOI: 10.1038/nrn2767. (AN: 45317169)
    Argomenti: DEVELOPMENTAL neurobiology -- Research; CENTRIOLES; ASTROCYTES -- Research; STEM cells; NEUROGLIA

    Are obsessive–compulsive symptom dimensions familial in nonclinical individuals?
    By: Taberner, Joan; Fullana, Miquel A.; Caseras, Xavier; Pertusa, Alberto; Bados, Arturo; Van den Bree, Marianne; Torrubia, Rafael; Mataix-Cols, David. Depression & Anxiety (1091-4269). Oct2009, Vol. 26 Issue 10, p902-908. 7p. 3 Charts. Abstract: Background: Obsessive–compulsive disorder (OCD) is a heterogeneous condition, which can be expressed as various potentially overlapping symptom dimensions. In clinical samples, some of these dimensions are associated with increased familial risk for OCD and appear to be familial (intercorrelated within pairs of affected family members), whereas others are not. The goal of this study was to determine whether obsessive–compulsive (OC) symptom dimensions are familial in a nonclinical sample. Methods: OC symptom dimensions and negative affect were assessed in 184 female undergraduate students and their parents using the Obsessive–Compulsive Inventory—Revised (OCI-R) and the Positive and Negative Affect Scales, respectively. Bivariate correlations and multiple regression models controlling for age and negative affect were employed to examine the familiarity of OC symptom dimensions. Results: The OCI-R total scores were significantly correlated in both mother–daughter and father–daughter dyads but the magnitude of these correlations tended to be greater for the mother–daughter dyads. Multiple regression models showed that the Ordering and Hoarding subscales of the OCI-R breed true in mother–daughter dyads. Ordering scores in mothers were also predictive of other symptoms in the daughters (Washing and Checking). Conclusions: These results are broadly consistent with the findings in clinical samples and suggest that Ordering and Hoarding are more strongly familial than other symptom dimensions and that high Ordering scores in mothers are associated with increased levels of symptoms in daughters in a less specific manner. Depression and Anxiety, 2009. © 2009 Wiley-Liss, Inc. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1002/da.20606. (AN: 44540775)

    By: Kilmann, Peter R.; Vendemia, Jennifer M. C.; Parnell, Michele M.; Urbaniak, Geoffrey C. Adolescence. Fall2009, Vol. 44 Issue 175, p557-568. 12p. 1 Chart. Abstract: This study investigated links between parent characteristics and daughters' attachment styles for 90 female undergraduates and their married biological parents. Parents with a secure attachment pattern were rated as more accepting, less controlling, more competent, and more consistent in showing love and affection to their daughter in contrast to parents with an insecure attachment pattern. Significant positive associations were found between mothers' fearful attachment scores and the fearful, preoccupied, and dismissive attachment scores of daughters. Daughters of matched secure parents were more likely to report a secure attachment style, while daughters of matched insecure parents were more likely to report an insecure attachment style. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 45309725)
    Argomenti: MOTHERS & daughters; ATTACHMENT behavior; BIRTHPARENTS; BOWLBY, John; ATTACHMENT theory (Communication); SELF-esteem; ANXIETY in children; AVOIDANCE (Psychology); AUTONOMY (Psychology)

    Like mother, (not) like daughter: The social construction of menopause and aging.
    By: Utz, Rebecca L. Journal of Aging Studies. Apr2011, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p143-154. 12p. Abstract: Abstract: In recent American history, the definition of menopause has shifted from a natural, developmental transition to an increasingly more medicalized perspective that emphasizes biological deficits of the aging female body. Using qualitative data from two generations of women, this essay explores how and why this redefinition has occurred and what effect it has had on women''s attitudes toward health and aging. The physical experiences of menopause were remarkably similar across mother–daughter pairs; however, daughters (who represented a slice of the baby boom cohort) differed from their mothers in how they talked about menopause, how they defined and treated menopause, and how willingly they accepted or fought the changes associated with menopause. Major social institutions, including the media and pharmaceutical industry, have played a significant role in reshaping the cultural lens through which women experience issues of health, body, and aging. This essay emphasizes the baby boomers'' desire to maintain control over their bodies and considers how this cohort of women, as a result, may experience late-life issues of body and health. [Copyright &y& Elsevier] DOI: 10.1016/j.jaging.2010.08.019. (AN: 59170993)

    A Retrospective Study of Daughters' Emotional Role Reversal with Parents, Attachment Anxiety, Excessive Reassurance-Seeking, and Depressive Symptoms.
    By: Katz, Jennifer; Petracca, Michael; Rabinowitz, Jill. American Journal of Family Therapy. May/Jun2009, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p185-195. 11p. 1 Chart. Abstract: Emotional role reversal occurs when children provide for the emotional needs of their parents. This reversal of the hierarchical family structure can have negative, enduring costs for daughters who primarily provide, rather than receive, nurturance. More specifically, emotional role reversal was expected to foster attachment anxiety and excessive reassurance-seeking, both of which may promote negative long term effects on daughters' emotional well-being. Female undergraduates (N = 163) from intact families provided self-report data on these constructs. Role reversal with mothers predicted daughters' depressive symptoms. This effect was fully mediated by anxious attachment tendencies. Clinical implications of role reversal are discussed. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1080/01926180802405596. (AN: 37558508)

    Conflict management in mother–daughter interactions in early adolescence.
    By: Branje, Susan J. T. Behaviour. Nov2008, Vol. 145 Issue 11, p1627-1651. 25p. 3 Charts, 1 Graph. Abstract: The current study examined content and structure of mother–daughter conflict interactions during early adolescence. Participants were 30 dyads of 12-year-old Dutch adolescent girls and their mothers, who were observed during a conflict interaction task and who completed measures on several aspects of relationship quality. Conflict management behaviours of both mothers and daughters were consistently related to perceived relationship quality, suggesting that interactions wherein daughters have a more active role and mothers are more passive are associated with more dominance and open communication in the relationship as perceived by mothers and daughters. Furthermore, when there was greater dyadic variability, mothers perceived more dominance and criticism from daughters, while daughters perceived more dominance and less open communication from mothers, suggesting that variability of dyadic behaviour is indicative of a realignment of the parent–adolescent relationship towards greater equality. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1163/156853908786131315. (AN: 34829340)

    Attachment styles, memories of parental rearing and therapeutic bond: a study with eating disordered patients, their parents and therapists.
    By: Tereno, Susana; Soares, Isabel; Martins, Carla; Celani, Mariana; Sampaio, Daniel. European Eating Disorders Review. Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p49-58. 10p. 5 Charts. Abstract: Patients diagnosed with anorexia nervosa (n = 30) and bulimia nervosa (n = 27), their parents and therapists were recruited for this study aimed at examining differences between clinical groups and a control group (n = 35) in terms of attachment styles and perceptions of memories of parental rearing. Within the clinical groups, relations among these variables and therapeutic bond were explored. In addition, parents' and their daughters' attachment styles were compared. The results showed differences between clinical and control groups: the daughters in the control group reported lower levels of attachment anxiety compared to those of the clinical groups; their mothers exhibited higher security than mothers of anorectic patients and lower avoidance than mothers of bulimic patients. For the anorectic group, therapeutic bond was associated to higher father's emotional support and lower rejection; in the bulimic group, therapeutic bond was related to higher maternal emotional support and lower rejection as well as to lower paternal overprotection. Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd and Eating Disorders Association. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1002/erv.801. (AN: 27968748)

    Changing Women: Mothers and Their Adolescent Daughters.
    By: Stiffler, Deborah; Sims, Sharon L.; Stern, Phyllis Noerager. Health Care for Women International. Aug2007, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p638-653. 16p. Abstract: Budding fecundity in the female child is a matter of family concern. The authors used the grounded theory method to explore the process of communication between mothers and their adolescent daughters concerning sexuality issues within the context of the age changes of both. A core category of changing women was identified along with three maternal and three daughter processes. Changes that occur during this time period can lead to lasting separation between the pair if they fail to develop insight as a way of protecting themselves and one another. The findings may assist health professionals to understand these changes and facilitate the process of communication in these dyads. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1080/07399330701462082. (AN: 25970221)

    The Mother–Daughter Relationship: What Is Its Potential as a Locus for Health Promotion?
    By: Mosavel, Maghboeba; Simon, Christian; Van Stade, Debbie. Health Care for Women International. Jul2006, Vol. 27 Issue 7, p646-664. 19p. 3 Charts. Abstract: In this article we examine the potential influence of adolescent girls on mothers' health-related knowledge and behaviors. Surveys were conducted with 131 mothers and 145 daughters to explore the extent of shared social activities between mothers and their adolescent daughters in a low-income South African community, and the degree to which mothers are receptive to advice from daughters. Eighty-six percent of daughters reported that their mothers had asked them for advice, and 93% of mothers indicated that they would listen to health advice from their daughters. This analysis suggests that the mother–daughter relationship may be a potential asset for culturally viable, community-based health promotion. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1080/07399330600803790. (AN: 21572367)

    Filial Responsibility and Transitions Involved: A Qualitative Exploration of Caregiving Daughters and Frail Mothers.
    By: Donorfio, Laura K. M.; Kellett, Kathy. Journal of Adult Development. Jul2006, Vol. 13 Issue 3/4, p158-167. 10p. Abstract: One of the consequences of an aging society is the growing need for caregivers to the increasing number of frail older persons. This study is a qualitative examination of filial responsibility between caregiving daughters and frail mothers. It explores filial expectations and motivations and how incongruencies are met and negotiated. Twenty-two women (eleven caregiving dyads) were interviewed using a semi-structured interview format. Employing the grounded theory methodology, interviews were analyzed both individually and dyadically for content and themes. What emerged from the analysis was a grounded theory framework of four intrapsychic caregiving and care-receiving transitions: (1) Realizing I am a Caregiver/Care-receiver; (2) Defining the Caregiver/Care-receiver Roles; (3) Redefining the Caregiving Relationship; and (4) Relationship Acceptance. The transitions identified here comprise a loose framework influenced by different levels of filial responsibility—personal, parental, family, and religious. In addition to the four transitions, one overarching theme called “Emotional Responses to Informal Caregiving and Care-receiving” was evident throughout the findings. Findings from this research provide a framework for understanding the often unclear transitions that daughters and mothers believe they go through. Research implications are discussed for researchers, therapists, caregiving support group leaders, and women who are contemplating or confronted with filial responsibility. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1007/s10804-007-9025-4. (AN: 28803841)

    Under Siege: A Mother-Daughter Relationship Survives the Holocaust.
    By: Bodenstag, Johanna. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Nov2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p731-751. 21p. Abstract: in this article, I look at a mother-daughter relationship under the traumatic circumstances of the Holocaust. I present two vignettes from the video testimony of a mother and daughter who survived the camps together and reflect on certain dynamic aspects of their dyadic relationship in the context of starvation and of witnessing infanticide. I reconstruct the perspective of the adolescent daughter and explore connections between developmental issues of female adolescence and her real-life experience as a camp inmate. Psychoanalytic interpretation is balanced with historical background information to show the importance of the dyadic space of the mother-daughter relationship for the (emotional) survival of both women and to acknowledge the limitedness of the protection the dyadic shell of their relationship could provide in the face of external trauma. During the testimony, these limits are revealed in moments of disintegration of an otherwise highly elaborate and contained mother-daughter narrative and through empathic absences of both survivors from each other. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 15143264)

    Virginia Woolf: Thinking Back Through Our Mothers.
    By: Dalsimer, Katherine. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Nov2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p713-730. 18p. Abstract: in this paper, I explore the complexities of Virginia Woolf's ongoing internal relationship with her mother, Julia Stephen, who had died when her daughter was 13. I draw on Woolf's memoirs, one written when she was 25 and the other toward the end of her life; on her autobiographical novel, To the Lighthouse; on her early essays and book reviews; and on A Room of One `s Own. I conclude by considering some writings of Julia Stephen' s—writings overlooked by her daughter. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 15143258)

    Female Passion and the Matrix of Mother, Daughter, and Body: Vicissitudes of the Maternal Transference in the Working Through of Sexual Inhibitions.
    By: Marcus, Barbara F. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Nov2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p680-712. 33p. Abstract: The maternal object is rarely seen as a girl's source of identification as a vibrant, sexually desirous woman. in this paper, I propose that the mother's capacity both to convey her own pride and pleasure in her female body, its sexual and procreative capacities, and to confer the privilege of passion on her daughter is requisite for a girl's full, pleasurable possession of her body and sexuality. Using observations from two analyses, I explore ways in which transformations of the negative transference manifestations of thwarted maternal sexuality and its pernicious expressions within the mother-daughter relationship paralleled recovery of a fuller capacity for sexual pleasure and agency. To offer clinical pathways toward development of female analysands' capacities for feminine pride and sexual passion, theories must allow for adaptive resolution ofoedipal-period conflicts—resolution that can lead to a mature mutuality between mother and daughter. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 15143253)

    "Last Night I Dreamed I Went to Manderly Again": Vicissitudes of Maternal Identifications in Late Female Adolescence.
    By: Dahl, E. Kirsten. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Nov2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p657-679. 23p. Abstract: To move forward into sexual maturity with a sense of bodily agency, the girl must internalize identifications with the mother as a sexual adult in her own right. These new identifications arouse intense internal conflict brought on by internalization with its unconscious association with destructive oral aggression and the archaic fear of retaliatory maternal rage. The unconscious dilemma is how to metabolize the sexual mother and also keep her alive as an internal resource. I present material from analytic sessions and literature to illustrate a characteristic defensive fantasy of late adolescence and the underlying conflicts that the fantasy conceals and attempts to ward off. This fantasy links aggression, internalization, and associated unconscious phantasies of oral sadism. Internalization may be derailed if the daughter's conflicts around aggression are felt to be intolerable. When all goes reasonably well, the late-adolescent girl tolerates the intense aggression associated with internalization and metabolizes representations of the sexual mother as a resonating internal presence that supports and enhances progressive development. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 15143248)

    When Daughter Becomes Mother: Inferences from Multiple Dyadic Parent-Child Groups.
    By: Hoffman, Leon. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Nov2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p629-656. 28p. Abstract: In this paper, I describe how new mothers can be preoccupied with their mothers and can replay their relationship with them transferentially with professionals and nannies, who become surrogates for their mothers. New mothers need affirmation from their mothers and from mother surrogates because, in their new role, they experience a sense of helplessness and anxiety and have difficulty tolerating aggression, ambivalence, and conflict. Stern's "motherhood constellation" and "good grandmother transference" are useful constructs for understanding how to best approach and help new mothers and their babies. From observations in multiple dyadic parent-child groups at the Pacella Parent Child Center, I have distilled two factors that help new mothers address their anxieties-the bonds these mothers make with one another and their transferential bond with the group leader and other professionals at the center. I critically discuss and compare theoretical inferences derived from individual psychoanalytic or psychotherapeutic work (as exemplified by Balsam's work) with the inferences derived from Stern's dyadic model and with inferences derived from psychoanalytically informed group situations. I consider the implications of the ubiquity of ambivalence conflicts, especially around aggression. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 15143240)

    Mothers and Daughters from Today's Psychoanalytic Perspective.
    By: Bernstein, Paula P. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Nov2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p601-628. 28p. Abstract: in this paper, I review and synthesize findings that may help us remodel the way we think about the vicissitudes of the mother-daughter relationship. Although exciting new ideas are burgeoning in the literature, there seems to be a lag between discoveries and their integration into clinical practice. Older theories emphasizing separation and the girl's "change of libidinal object" from mother to father reflect linear models that do not encompass the development we observe and experience. Newer theories depict development as interactive and relational throughout the life cycle—leading not to separation but to autonomy with connectedness. Applying male models to the female superego or speaking of the "female Oedipus complex" is misleading. New myths are being proposed to describe the conflicts integral to the girl's triangular situation. Applying the myth of Persephone and Demeter has been especially instructive. Many analysts tend to pathologize or infantilize the woman's ongoing tie to her mother and tend to misunderstand the intense ambivalence between daughter and mother. Once we recognize that the course of development is not linear, we should expect to see the woman revisiting, reexamining, and resynthesizing representations of self-versus-mother and self- with-mother over her lifetime. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 15143227)

    Existential plight of adult daughters following their mother's breast cancer diagnosis.
    By: Raveis, Victoria H.; Pretter, Sheindy. Psycho-Oncology. Jan2005, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p49-60. 12p. Abstract: Daughters caring for a mother with breast cancer represent a vulnerable population. They are confronted with having to integrate their emotional reactions to their mother's illness while simultaneously processing concerns about their own personal susceptibility. Through their caregiving, daughters obtain intimate knowledge of their mother's breast cancer experience. As part of a study of breast cancer survivorship and the family, in-depth interviews were conducted with a diverse sample of adult daughters caring for their mother with breast cancer. Analysis of the daughters' narratives documents that their mother's cancer diagnosis subjects them to a period of crisis fraught with severe emotional distress and life and death concerns that parallels the ‘existential plight’ that patients encounter following the cancer diagnosis and inception of treatment. Specifically, the daughters' accounts demonstrate that the diagnosis intensified their bond with their ill mother, while also presenting challenges in their relationship. It precipitated a re-definition of personal values and altered their perceived future. Their mother's illness prompted recognition of increased family risk and rendered daughters with a heightened sense of personal vulnerability. Clinicians need to appreciate the extent to which daughters can be impacted by their mother's cancer experience. Copyright © 2004 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1002/pon.819. (AN: 15507981)

    Mothers and Daughters as Adults.
    By: Notman, Malkah T. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Jan-Mar2006, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p137-153. 17p. Abstract: For most women, their relationship with their mothers, both external and internal, remains important throughout life, although it may be intensely ambivalent. The tension between the ongoing process of differentiation and developing a sense of self, and also maintaining the attachments that have been present during development into adulthood, continue to be present, fluctuating with life events and changes for both daughters and mothers. The body with its similarities to the mother, mutual identification, and competitive aspects is a central area for experiencing this relationship. A patient who illustrates these processes is described. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 21275911)

    Bound Together by Chronic Pain and Trauma: A Study of Two Mother--Daughter Relationships.
    By: Shapiro, Barbara S. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Jan-Mar2006, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p92-117. 26p. Abstract: Girls and women are disproportionately affected by chronic pain unrelated to medically defined disease. Because the mother-daughter relationship is pivotal in female development, one can speculate that chronic pain could be entangled with and expressive of the mother-daughter relationship. I describe two women who came for treatment with chronic pain and other psychosomatic manifestations as the primary symptoms. Both experienced profound trauma and had deeply conflicted relationships with their mothers, in which reflective function and symbolic capacity were stunted, resulting in a physical language. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 21275909)

    Pathways of Growth in the Mother--Daughter Relationship.
    By: Hershberg, Sandra G. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Jan-Mar2006, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p56-69. 14p. Abstract: I focus on two central pathways of growth and change in the mother-daughter relationship—empathic attunement, which promotes a secure and cohesive sense of self, and mutual recognition of separate subjectivities, which advances differentiation of mother and daughter. A continually fluctuating balance between these two pathways of relating provides opportunities for self and mutual enhancement or possibly compromise of the relationship. Two nodal points during the life cycle, that of the daughter's adolescence and the mother's old age, are taken up through the use of film and a clinical vignette to illustrate, from a nonlinear dynamic systems theoretical perspective, movement toward maturity and transformation. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 21275907)

    Fighting With Spoons: On Caretaking Rivalry Between Mothers and Daughters.
    By: Schmidt-Hellerau, Cordelia. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Jan-Mar2006, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p32-55. 24p. Abstract: I present an aspect of my version of modern drive theory with a preservative and a sexual drive as basic motivating factors in mental life. To consider self-preservation and object preservation as primal drive activities allows me to focus on the many issues of caretaking as they play a major role between mother and daughter. I discuss three different ways that mothers deal with object-preservative concerns in the interaction with the child with regard to competition and rivalry. An extended psychoanalytic example demonstrates how I use these concepts in my clinical work. The article ends with some reflections on specific countertransference difficulties in the context of self-preservative and object-preservative urges and needs. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 21275906)

    Why Do Mothers Favor Girls and Fathers, Boys?: A Hypothesis and a Test of Investment Disparity.
    By: Godoy, Ricardo; Reyes-García, Victoria; McDade, Thomas; Tanner, Susan; Leonard, William R.; Huanca, Tomás; Vadez, Vincent; Patel, Karishma. Human Nature. Jun2006, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p169-189. 20p. Abstract: Growing evidence suggests mothers invest more in girls than boys and fathers more in boys than girls. We develop a hypothesis that predicts preference for girls by the parent facing more resource constraints and preference for boys by the parent facing less constraint. We test the hypothesis with panel data from the Tsimane', a foraging-farming society in the Bolivian Amazon. Tsimane' mothers face more resource constraints than fathers. As predicted, mother's wealth protected girl's BMI, but father's wealth had weak effects on boy's BMI. Numerous tests yielded robust results, including those that controlled for fixed effects of child and household. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 21808457)

    Eulogy for My Mother.
    By: Hicks, Alison. Psychoanalytic Inquiry. Nov2004, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p752-755. 4p. Abstract: in this eulogy, I draw on specific memories of my mother to illuminate the complexities and complications of the mother-daughter relationship. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 15143287)

    By: SCALES, ALICE; SNYDER, ALICE. Reading Psychology. Oct-Dec2004, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p297-312. 16p. Abstract: Three African American mothers and their daughters participated in three, 30-minute reading sessions. During each session, daughters read narrative text for 15 minutes and expository text for the other 15 minutes. Categories of interaction emerged from those reading sessions. Results revealed nine mother interaction reading categories and seven daughter interaction categories. Irrespective of the type of reading, the categories were linked to the transmission, maturational, and transactional points of view. Implications provide suggestions for helping parents develop reading experiences that foster positive reading behaviors for their children. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1080/02702710190522649. (AN: 15328488)

    By: Chan, Zenobia C.Y.; Ma, Joyce L.C. Health Care for Women International. Feb2004, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p195-207. 13p. Abstract: In this paper, we present the case of a mother and daughter in family therapy. We call for a critical examination of Western literature that describes how a mother praises her child. I illustrate how one observer (the first author) perceives the issue of maternal praise differently from other observers. To illustrate the interaction between this family and the family therapist (the second author), some representative vignettes of the sixth session have been extracted for discussion. Ten observers from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 7 of whom were master's students and 3 were doctoral students, observed the therapy sessions from the adjoining room. The article is composed of four parts: (a) parental styles and relationships in families with an anorectic daughter literature review; (b) vignettes of the sixth family therapy session; (c) the observers' comments about the therapist; and (d) discussion. The paper concludes with a question of whether the impact of praise on a child's development in Western society functions in the same way and produces the same effects on a child's development as it does in Chinese society. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] DOI: 10.1080/07399330490267459. (AN: 12252774)

    Mother–Daughter Eldercare and Changing Relationships: A Path-Analytic Investigation of Factors Underlying Positive, Adaptive Relationships.
    By: Hollis-sawyer, Lisa A. Journal of Adult Development. Jan2003, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p41. 12p. Abstract: One hundred and twenty-two pairs (n = 244) of caregiver daughters and care recipient mothers were interviewed individually to investigate the factors underlying positive, adaptive eldercare relationships. The 2 eldercare outcome variables examined were caregiving pairs' degree of congruency in role expectancies and perceived personal growth and an enhanced understanding of personal aging (self, other) through the caregiving experience. Participants were also categorized by caregiving pair type (e.g., positive), derived from “blind” ratings of participants' responses. Factors examined as being significant predictors of these 2 outcome variables for both caregivers and care recipients were perceived relationship roles (perceived role changes, perceived role relations) and individual-difference characteristics (“big five” personality dimensions, fluid intellectual ability). Path analysis results supported the importance of both role-related and individual-difference factors in understanding “what works.” Further, the need to differentiate between the perceptions and motivations of caregivers and care recipients is supported by the present research findings. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 10837966)

    Mother-to-Daughter Disclosure After Divorce: Are There Costs and Benefits?
    By: Koerner, Susan Silverberg; Wallace, Sara; Lehman, Stephanie Jacobs; Raymond, Meghan. Journal of Child & Family Studies. Dec2002, Vol. 11 Issue 4, p469-483. 15p. 2 Diagrams, 2 Charts. Abstract: To investigate the association between post-divorce mother-to-daughter disclosure regarding sensitive topics and adolescent daughters' adjustment and closeness to mother, we collected data from 62 adolescent girls within the first two years after their mother's divorce. Analyses revealed that most mothers in the current sample have disclosed to their daughters to some degree about the five sensitive topic areas studied. In accordance with structural family systems theory, we found that detailed mother-to-daughter disclosures regarding financial concerns, negativity toward ex-husband, job ups-and-downs, and personal concerns were clearly associated with greater daughter psychological distress, but not with greater feelings of mother-daughter closeness, as existing retrospective research would have predicted. Daughters' worrying about their mothers explained (mediated) the link between maternal disclosure and daughter's distress to some extent. We discuss methodological issues as well as the valuable contributions that future, more contextualized research could make to understanding the conditions under which detailed mother-to-adolescent disclosure may be more or less risky. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] (AN: 8784395)

    Adjudicated Adolescent Girls and Their Mothers: Examining Relationship Quality and Communication Styles.
    By: Smith, Sondra L.; Kerpelman, Jennifer L. Journal of Addictions & Offender Counseling. Oct2002, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p15. 15p. 3 Charts. Abstract: Examines the adjudicated adolescent girls' and their mothers' perceptions towards their relationship quality and communication styles. Analysis of the content themes derived from the mother and daughter interviews; Descriptive statistics related to relationship quality and communication styles; Identification of specific service needs of families. (AN: 7581960)

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