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Rejection

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Refers conceptually to the absence or significant withdrawal of warmth, affection, care, comfort, concern, nurturance, support, or simply love by parents and other attachment figures toward children and adults, and by the presence of a variety of physically and psychologically hurtful behaviors and emotions. Worldwide, rejection tends to take four principal forms: (1) emotional coldness and the absence or withdrawal of behaviorally expressed affection; (2) hostility and aggression (3) indifference and neglect and, (4) undifferentiated rejection. The terms parental acceptance and rejection tend to connote positive and negative behaviors, respectively. In everyday American English the phrase "parental rejection" implies bad parenting and sometimes even bad people. In cross-cultural and ethnic research, however, one must try hard not to make such value judgments. Rather, one should attempt to view the phrase as being descriptive of parents' and others' behavior, not judgmental or evaluative. This is because parents in about 25% of the world's societies tend to reject their children (as defined in PARTheory), though they generally behave in ways they regard as culturally appropriate. (See acceptance; culture; the warmth dimension of parenting

 

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