Dr. Gerald Patterson was an award-winning research scientist who devoted his professional career to understanding coercive family processes and antisocial behavior in children.
Research-Based Books for Parents
Dr. Patterson is the author of several books that teach research-based child management techniques. His first book, Living with Children, has sold more than 500,000 copies since it was published by Research Press in 1969. A total of four parenting books by Dr. Patterson are currently available from Research Press. These books are widely used by parents and mental health professionals. Use the link below to obtain more information or to order Dr. Patterson's books on parenting skills.
Awards and Scholarly Publications
Dr. Patterson co-founded the Oregon Social Learning Center in Eugene, Oregon. He is best known for his research-based models of antisocial behavior and delinquency in children, coercion theory, and methodologies for the direct observation of family interactions. The link below provides a complete listing of his awards, books, book chapters, and articles in scholarly journals.