Research Guide: Parenting

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Academic Search Premier

This multidisciplinary database is a great place to begin a search on any psychological or sociological topic, from mental illness to developmental psychology to group dynamics. Not only can it find articles on parenting techniques in psychology, it can also find articles from related disciplines like education and law.


Created by the American Psychological Association, this database contains scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles from top psychology journals.


PsycINFO is another great psychology database. It can be used to locate even more scholarly (peer-reviewed) articles on any topic in psychology.

Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection

This psychology database focuses more on the behavioral, emotional, and developmental aspects of psychology. This is a great database for researching the effectiveness and impact of various parenting techniques and discipline styles.

Web Resources

LGBT Parenting in the United States

The independent Williams Institute sponsored and published these reports showing the state of LGBT parenting in the United States. The report covers economics, social status, adoption, and demographics.


This page from Ohio State University's Family and Consumer Services site shares links from around the Internet to information on the practical side of parenting research.

Parenting Gap

This report from the Brookings Institute is an excellent source for statistics and research on the impact of parents' socioeconomic status on their children.

Parenting Research Briefs

Cornell University's College of Human Ecology has shared dozens of their research reports, which cover child development, parent employment, family meals, and many more topics.

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