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Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar, Dean SSS&H on publishing article in Interpersonal Acceptance (IA) Newsletter Department of Human Development and Family Science University of Connecticut, USA

Thursday, June 27, 2019

School of Social Sciences and Humanities SSS&H congratulates Prof. Dr. Rukhsana Kausar ,Dean SSS&H , COD Psychology on getting her article published in a Newspaper of USA named “Interpersonal Acceptance (IA) Newsletter-International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection” in May 2019,Volume 14,No.2.

Article Title: Review of IPARTheory in Pakistan: Special Features of a Collectivist Culture

Summary of the Article:

IPARTheory is defined as an evidence-based theory of socialization and lifespan development that explains the consequences, causes, and other correlates of interpersonal acceptance and rejection worldwide (Rohner & Lansford, 2018). The seeds of IPARTheory were established almost six decades ago. Rohner asserts that human beings have a biologically-based emotional need for positive response from attachment figures or significant others throughout life. The theory suggests that children’s feelings of emotional security depend on the quality of their relationship with their parents. That is why parental acceptance-rejection has been strongly associated with the development of children’s personality over time. The quality of the emotional bond between parents and their children, as well as physical, verbal, and symbolic behaviors that parents use to express their feelings towards them, form a continuum. One end of this continuum is marked by parental acceptance and the other end is characterized by parental rejection.

Parental acceptance refers to expressions of positive feelings, love, and support toward children, whereas parental rejection includes perceiving or receiving hostility, aggression, indifference, emotional neglect, emotional coldness, and lack of affection toward offspring. IPARTheory’s personality sub-theory inquires whether children in all sociocultural systems, racial or ethnic groups, and genders tend to respond in a similar manner when they perceive themselves to be accepted or rejected by their significant others and attachment figures.

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