Philip Cowan

Research Expertise and Interest

couple relationships, family factors in children's development, parenting, fatherhood, preventive intervention with families

Research Description

With Carolyn Pape Cowan, Phil Cowan designed couples group interventions to strengthen family relationships, guided by a family systems model in which intergenerational attachment patterns and couple relationship quality  provide the contexts in which effective parenting leads to positive cognitive, social, and emotional outcomes for children.

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