Recovery From Rejection: A Manual of Client Handouts for Clinical Practice

by David G. Rising and Ronald P. Rohner

This manual is available for free download. And soon to be available in Dutch, Czech, Italian, Spanish, and Urdu. Contact us for more information.

Recovery From Rejection: A Manual of Client Handouts for Clinical Practice.

Arabic (Egyptian), English, German, Persian, Turkish

Handbook for the Study of Parental Acceptance and Rejection, 4th Edition (2005)

by Ronald P. Rohner, PhD, & Abdul Khaleque, PhD. Eds.

This book is no longer available in hard copy, however, it is still available in digital form. If you would like to purchase a copy, please use the Media Order Form to do so.

The book contains most versions of measures used in interpersonal acceptance-rejection research and clinical applications, including:

  • Parent, Adult, Child, Infant, Intimate Partner, and Teacher versions of the Parental Acceptance Rejection Questionnaire and Parental Acceptance Rejection Control Questionnaire
  • Personality Assessment Questionnaire for Child and Adult
  • All versions of the Physical Punishment Questionnaire, and Test Manual
  • Demographic information forms
  • And others

The Warmth Dimension: Foundations of Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory (1986, 2000)

by Ronald P. Rohner, PhD.

The Warmth Dimension is now available in Korean and Persian translations.

This thought-provoking study is about love — the kind of love that parents can give or withhold from their children. The warmth dimension of parenting is characterized at one end by parental acceptance and at the other by parental rejection. This work examines the antecedents, consequences, and correlates of these phenomena in the United States and across many cultures. A vital question is posed: What gives some children the capacity to cope with perceived parental rejection more effectively than most children? The problematic relationship between perceived parental rejection and child abuse and neglect is also discussed. The author breaks new ground by offering a theoretical foundation posited in his parental acceptance-rejection theory [PARTheory] now IPARTheory for the study of these and other issues.

In addition to summarizing national, international, and cross-cultural comparative(holocultural) data collected by researchers over half a century, the book lays out PARTheory’s epistemological assumptions and postulates. The Warmth Dimension offers valuable insights for multidisciplinary audiences in academic, research, and practitioner-oriented settings. Raising many important but heretofore unanswered questions, this book contributes substantially toward a common conceptualization and vocabulary for the many disciplines dealing with families and children in jeopardy of child maltreatment.

“At a time when national hysteria over the old and vexing problem of child treatment is at its height, and simple solutions, based on passing fashions and pet theories of the day are being rapidly implemented, Ronald Rohner is to be commended for his cautious and sober examinations of the causes and consequences of parental sentiments—warmth, acceptance, rejection—world-wide.”

Nancy Scheper-Hughes

“The book is a major contribution because Rohner has come up with a unique and useful solution to the problems of studying child abuse cross-culturally.”

Richard J. Gelles

“Rohner is onto something…….He marshals his evidence and makes a strong case.”

Jay Belsky 

They Love Me, They Love Me Not: A Worldwide Study of the Effects of Parental Acceptance and Rejection (1975, 2000)

by Ronald P. Rohner, PhD.

This volume is regarded by many to be a classic. It’s the product of nearly 15 years’ research addressing three general classes of questions. Specifically, drawing from a representative sample of 101 of the world’s adequately described sociocultural systems, the work asks:

  1. Do children and adults everywhere, regardless of differences in culture, race, language, or gender tend to respond in the same way when they experience themselves to be accepted or rejected by their parents?
  2. Do similar psychological, social, and environmental conditions induce parents the world over to behave toward their children in parallel ways?
  3. How is it methodologically possible to determine if these things are true?

Women and Children in a Bengali Village (1988)

by Ronald P. Rohner and Manjusri Chaki-Sircarby

This ethnographic and psychological community study focuses on parents’ and children’s perceptions of parental (maternal and paternal) acceptance and children’s psychological adjustment in the agricultural village of Palashpur in (West) Bengal, India. The study focuses especially heavily on Palashpur women as wives and mothers, and on their six- through twelve-year-old children at all caste levels. Part one describes the way of life of families within the village. This section emphasizes sex-role relationships and intercaste dependencies, caste differences in life-style, and intercaste tensions. Part two concentrates on perceived maternal acceptance-rejection at different caste levels, and on the effects and determinants of perceived acceptance on children’s psychological adjustment