The Role of the Father in Child Development

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Michael E. Lamb
Wiley, May 12, 2004 - Psychology - 552 pages
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.

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About the author (2004)

MICHAEL E. LAMB, PhD, is head of the Section on Social andEmotional Development at the National Institute of Child Health and HumanDevelopment in Bethesda, Maryland.

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