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Ronald P. Rohner

Ronald Rohner Professor Emeritus

Family Studies and Anthropology

Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

Department of Human Development & Family Studies
University of Connecticut
348 Mansfield Road, Unit 1058
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-1058 USA

Phone: (860) 486-0073
Fax: (860) 486-3452
Curriculum Vitae

Educational Background:

Ph.D., Psychological Anthropology, Stanford University, 1964
M.A., Psychological Anthropology, Stanford University, 1960
B.S., Psychology, University of Oregon, 1958

Professional Interests:

  • 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

Selected Publications (click here)