The Role of the Father in Child Development

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Michael E. Lamb
John Wiley & Sons, 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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1 The Role of the Father An Introduction
2 Two Dimensions of Fatherhood A History of the Good DadBad Dad Complex
3 African American and African Caribbean Fathers Level Quality and Meaning of Involvement
4 Latino Fathers Uncharted Territory in Need of Much Exploration
5 Social Science and Public Policy Perspectives on Fatherhood in the European Union
6 Fathering in Japanese Chinese and Korean Cultures A Review of the Research Literature
7 Fathers in Forager Farmer and Pastoral Cultures
8 Fathers in Family Context Effects of Marital Quality and Marital Conflict
11 Fathering and Childrens Peer Relationships
12 The Effects of Divorce on Fathers and Children Nonresidential Fathers and Stepfathers
13 Fathers in Fragile Families
14 Gay Fathers
15 Fathers in Violent Homes
16 Intervention Changing the Nature and Extent of Father Involvement
17 The Impact of Workplace Practices on Father Involvement
Author Index

9 Paternal Involvement by US Residential Fathers Levels Sources and Consequences
10 The Development and Significance of FatherChild Relationships in TwoParent Families

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

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