The Ronald and Nancy Rohner
Center for the Study of
Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
The Ronald and Nancy Rohner Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection is devoted to understanding interpersonal relationships, especially parent-child relationships, and intimate adult relationships, and their long-term effects. Researchers associated with the Center coordinate national and international projects and consult with state and national agencies to assess and promote sound parenting, healthy social and emotional development, and healthy adult relationships.
The mission of the Center is: 1) to conduct and promote basic and applied research on issues surrounding interpersonal acceptance-rejection, with special emphasis on the form of parent-child relationship called parental acceptance-rejection, 2) to formulate and implement practical intervention, prevention, educational, and other such applications pertinent to these issues and 3) to foster and encourage knowledge-sharing by establishing the Center as the world's pre-eminent information resource center regarding interpersonal acceptance and rejection.
The Center's research focuses on significant social issues:
- Child and adult mental health
- Substance abuse
- Conduct problems, behavior disorders, and delinquency
- School violence and teacher acceptance and rejection
- Care of the elderly
- Child welfare, including custody, parent education, foster care, and adoption
- Healthy child development
- Intimate adult relationships
The Center fosters and encourages knowledge-sharing, and its goal is to be the world's pre-eminent information resource center regarding interpersonal acceptance and rejection.
Research by professionals associated with the Center is wide-ranging. Current projects include cross-cultural studies of teacher acceptance and rejection, the international father acceptance-rejection project, intimate adult relationships, parenting education, and care giving and the treatment of aging parents. For more information on current projects, click here.
For information about the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection (ISIPAR), click here.
Left photos by Edd Bell, Nancy Rohner, Judith Hyde, & Denise Lumbad used by permission. Right photo by Lainie Hiller.
Announcing PARScore 6
P. C. Rohner
H. S. Jadav
R. P. Rohner
Center for the Study of Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
University of Connecticut
July 19, 2011
The new and improved scoring system used for easy computerized scoring of all versions of the PARQ, PARQ/Control, PAQ, PPQ, and much MORE (43 measures)! The program exports data files to a data analysis program, making data entry easier.
Never lose your data; always have it accessible to you from anywhere in the world! Don't let computer glitches and tired eyes stop you from completing that research project, thesis, or professional paper. Clinical and applied programs are welcome to use this powerful tool.
Do you want to find out about other researchers doing similar research in other nations? Join PARScore 6 and have access to a database filled with worldwide results! Your data is changeable only by you with use of your unique Google username and password, but it can be viewed by others in the database.
Video Lecture on PARTheory
Ronald Rohner's interactive TV-presentation at the University of the Andes in Bogotá, Colombia on the topic of "Fundamentals of Parental Acceptance-Rejection Theory and Evidence."
You can View the Lecture here.
Hundreds of researchers, practitioners and students (both undergraduates and graduate) around the world are engaged in research and advocacy on interpersonal acceptance and rejection. If you are interested in getting involved in research or advocacy on interpersonal acceptance and rejection, we welcome you. Please visit our "Contact Us
" tab at the top of this page to contact one of us about your interests. We also invite you to join the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
BIENNIAL MEETING IN MOLDOVA!
Ronald P. Rohner, Director of the Center, is Executive Director and past-president of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection. He received the American Psychological Association (APA) Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology in 2004. He also received the APA Outstanding International Psychologist Award from the USA for 2008. To view the Center staff listing, click here.