Parenting in today's world – new trends



The twentieth century marked a number of significant changes in the social development, there have been significant changes in the development of the institution of the family. But if a family crisis was the subject of many articles and books, some new trends with regard to human parenthood paid not much attention. This article provides an overview of foreign and Russian research aimed at ascertaining and understanding appeared in the twentieth century and have been widely used in the twenty-first century phenomena related to parenthood, such as the decline in fertility, the voluntary renunciation of child birth, delaying the birth of their first child, the use of assisted reproductive technologies. The article also presents the results of research carried out under the supervision of the author

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Keywords: modern childhood, Psychology of Parenting & Parenthood, psychology of Reproduction, childfree, assisted reproductive technologies, in vitro fertilization

Journal rubric: Social Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Lantsburg M.E. Parenting in today's world – new trends [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 62–66. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2016050208. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Marina E. Lantsburg, PhD in Biology, Associate Professor of Developmental Psychology Chair, the Head of Centre of Perinatal Psychology of the Educational Psychology Faculty, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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