Social Science and Public Policy

Children’s Coping and Adjustment to Conflict and Discord Between Parents

April 17, 2020 at 1:30pm3:00pm

White Hall, White Hall 335

The Department of Human Development and Family Science and Falk College invites you to “Children’s Coping and Adjustment to Conflict and Discord Between Parents” with Dr. Patrick Davies from the University of Rochester on Friday, April 17 at 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. in Falk College room 335.

Patrick Davies, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology in the Department of Clinical and Social Sciences in Psychology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Davies is broadly concerned with understanding relationships between family processes, child coping and adaptation to stress, and child psychological adjustment and maladjustment. His talk will discuss how children who witness high levels of conflict and discord between parents are at increased risk for a wide array of psychological difficulties. Questions remain as to specifically how, why, and when children experience coping and adjustment difficulties when they are exposed to interparental difficulties. In this presentation, he will address how greater theoretical and empirical precision may help to better characterize children’s adjustment to interparental discord. Specific emphasis will be placed on how children’s goal of preserving their emotional security advances an understanding of the diversity of outcomes they experience in the context of interparental conflict.

For more information, and for accessibility and accommodations requests, please contact Kathy Rainone at or 315.443.2757 by April 13, 2020.

This event was published on January 22, 2020.

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