Ronald P. Rohner
Professor Emeritus Human Development & Family Sciences and Anthropology
Director, Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
Ph.D., Psychological Anthropology, Stanford University, 1964
M.A., Psychological Anthropology, Stanford University, 1960
B.S., Psychology, University of Oregon, 1958
- Developing and testing interpersonal acceptance-rejection theory (IPARTheory)
- 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.
- Among others
Selected Professional Accomplishments:
- APA’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology (2004)
- APA’s Division 52 Award for Outstanding International Psychologist from the U.S. for 2008.
- American Psychological Association’s (APA) Henry David International Mentoring Award (2017)
- Society for Cross-Cultural Research Lifetime Achievement Award (2020)
- Jean Lau Chin Award for Outstanding Professional Psychologist in International Leadership Contribution (2023)
- Founding President of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
- Co-founder & Former President, Society for Cross-Cultural Research (SCCR)
- TEDx UConn “They Love Me, They Love Me Not–And Why It Matters“
Fellow in Professional Organizations:
- American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
- American Psychological Association (APA)
- Association for Psychological Science (APS)
- American Anthropological Association (AAA)
- Eastern Psychological Association (EPA)
Rohner has written nine books, and over 500 articles, chapters, reviews, and technical reports while conducting research on interpersonal acceptance and rejection for more than 6 decades (starting in 1958)
He is the author of interpersonal acceptance-rejection theory (IPARTheory), and has created a variety of measurement procedures for the cross-cultural study of interpersonal acceptance-rejection. Among these are behavior observation procedures, interview protocols, ethnographic field techniques, and 33 self-report questionnaires. Some of the self-report questionnaires are available in up to 58 languages and dialects internationally.
For further details visit: www.csiar.uconn.edu
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