The Role of the Father in Child Development

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Michael E. Lamb
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 5, 2010 - Family & Relationships - 672 pages
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The Definitive reference on the important role fathers play in child development today

Edited by Dr. Michael Lamb—the recognized authority on the role of fathers in child development, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition brings together contributions from international experts on each subject to provide a thorough and current summary of the state of fatherhood across cultures, classes, economic systems, and family formations. This classic guide offers a single-source reference for the most recent findings and beliefs related to fathers and fatherhood. This thoroughly updated new edition provides the latest material on topics such as:

  • The effects of divorce
  • Fathers from low-income backgrounds
  • Stepfathers’ lives: exploring social context and interpersonal complexity
  • Social policy
  • Gay fathers
  • Fatherhood and masculinity
The definitive book on when, why, and how fathers matter to their children and families, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition is an essential reference for all mental health professionals who endeavor to understand and support fathers in becoming positive influences in their children’s development.
 

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Contents

CONTENTS
11
Fatherhood and Masculinity
27
Revised Conceptualization
58
The Development and Significance of FatherChild
94
Revisiting and Updating
154
Fathers Children and Divorce
177
Links to Family Relationships
201
Fathers in Fragile Families
241
Fathers Families and Childrens WellBecoming in Africa
388
Fathers Roles in HunterGatherer and Other
413
Fatherhood in the Context of Immigration
435
Including Fathers in Clinical Interventions
459
Fathers of Children With Developmental Disabilities
486
Father Involvement and Public Policies
517
Fathers Work and Family Policies in Europe
551
Changing Policies Regarding Separated Fathers in Australia
578

Exploring Social Context
270
Myths and Evidence
296
Gay Fathers
319
Changing Contexts
341

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About the author (2010)

MICHAEL E. LAMB, PhD, is Professor of Psychology in the Social Sciences, Cambridge University, and has served as head of the Section on Social and Emotional Development at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. His current research is concerned with the evaluation, validation, and facilitation of children’s accounts of sexual abuse; the effects of domestic violence on children’s development; the effects of contrasting patterns of early child care on children and their families; and the description of early patterns of infant care in diverse sociocultural ecologies.

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