Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
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Christophersen, E. R. and Vanscoyoc, S. M. 2010. Toilet Training. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Toilet training is a routine developmental topic of discussion with health care providers. Very few empirical data are available for providing guidance to parents about toilet training. A report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2006) reviewed outcome studies for 26 observational studies and 8 controlled trials that they were able to identify on toilet-training procedures. The authors reported no comparison studies in peer-reviewed journals of different approaches to toilet training, including the two most popular approaches: the structured behavioral approach of Foxx and Azrin (1973) and Brazelton's child-oriented approach (1962).
- child development;
- parent-child relationship;
- parental training;
- toilet training