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The Role of the father in child development
Lamb, Michael E., 1953-
Publication Information:
New York : Wiley, [1976]

Physical Description:
xii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
General Note:
"A Wiley-Interscience publication."
Format :

On Order



New edition of the classic "The Role of the Father in Child Development" "The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fourth Edition" brings together contributions from an international group of experts on the role of fathers in child development. Under the auspices of editor Michael Lamb, this guide offers a single-source reference for the most recent findings and beliefs related to fathers and fatherhood. This new and thoroughly updated edition provides the latest material on such topics as: The development of father-child relationships Gay fathers The effects of divorce on fathers and children Fathers in violent and neglectful families Cross-cultural issues of fatherhood Fathers in nonindustrialized cultures "The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fourth Edition" helps mental health professionals bridge scientific theories to application and practice that teach fathers how to positively influence their children's development.

Table of Contents

Partial table of contents
Fathers and Child Development: An Introductory Overview and GuideM. Lamb
Fatherhood Ideals in the United States: Historical DimensionsE. Pleck and J. Pleck
Fathers in Family Context: Effects of Marital Quality on Child AdjustmentE. Cummings and A. O2Reilly
Paternal Involvement: Levels, Sources, and ConsequencesJ. Pleck
Fathers and PreschoolersC. Lewis
Fathers and AdolescentsC. Hosley and R. Montemayor
Fathers of Children with Special NeedsM. Lamb and L. Billings
Young Fathers and Child DevelopmentW. Marsiglio and M. Cohan
Fathers, the Missing Parents in Research on Family ViolenceK. Sternberg