Parminder Parmar, Ph.D.

Parminder Parmar
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Dawson Building, 112C
Penn State Scranton
Dawson Building, Room 112C
120 Ridge View Drive
Dunmore, Pa 18512

Discipline Focus: Research in early childhood development, child rearing practices; importance of play and learning; parent's cultural beliefs relative to development; parenting across cultures in the development across Lifespan.

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  • Parmar, P. (2015). In Marcia Machado & Francisco Machado (Eds.), Sibling, Peers, Parents, Intimate Partner Acceptance and its relationship to Psychological Wellbeing. Boca Raton Florida USA: Brown Walker Press.  DOI: 10: I-62734-556-6
  • Kourkoutas, E., & Parmar, P. (Contributor to Edited Volume, 40%) (2010). Interventions in families of children with special difficulties and school inclusion. DOI #: 978-960-19-0609-6
  • Parmar, P. (Contributor to Edited Volume) (2009). Teachers’ Ethno theories of the 'Ideal Student' in Five Western Countries. In Edited by Julian Elliott, and Elena L. Grigorenko (Eds.), (1st). Psychology Press: Taylor & Francis Group. DOI #: 978-0-415-49136-5
  • Parmar, P., & Petren, R. E. (June, 2016). Relationship with Grandparents and Its Effect on the Psychological Wellbeing Among College Students in India and the USA. Paper presented at the Sixth International Congress on Interpersonal Acceptance-Rejection, Madrid, Spain.
  • Parmar, P. & Lashinski, C. (2016). "Relationship with Grandparents and its’ Effect on Psychological Wellbeing among College Students in India and the US," Society for Cross Cultural Research 2016, SCCR, Portland.
  • Parmar, P. (2016). "Preschool children's daily activities as an outcome of Parental cultural beliefs," Mini Play Conference, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg.
  • Parmar, P. (2016). "Parent involvement vs parent-child relationship and effects on behavior and academic achievement of school children," 24th Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the study of Behavioral Development, International Society for the Study Behavioral Development, Vilnius Lithuania.
  • Parmar, P., (2015). "Parent involvement vs parent-child relationship and effects on behavior and academic achievement of school children," International Society for the Study of Behavioral Development, International Society for the Study Behavioral Development, Vilinus Lithuania,
  • Parmar, P. (2014). Rejection: It hurts, Diversity Committee, Penn State Scranton.
  • Parmar, P., (2014). "Changing Loving Relationships and its impact on Acceptance and Rejection,” International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance Rejection, Moldova.
  • Parmar, P., (2014). "Acceptance and Rejection and Psychological Adjustment among School Children, Adolescents, and Married Adults in India," International Society for study of Behavioral Development, ISSBD, Shanghai China.