The Role of the Father in Child Development, 3rd Edition
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About the editor: 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, a post he has held since 1987. Prior to that, he was Professor of Psychology, Pediatrics, and Psychiatry at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. His current research is concerned with the evaluation, validation, and facilitation of children's accounts of sexual abuse; the effects of do-mestic 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.

Dr. Lamb is coauthor of several books, including Development in Infancy, Socialization and Personality Development, Infant-Mother At-tachment, Child Care in Context, and Child Psychology Today. He founded and coedited the Advances in Developmental Psychology Series and has edited two dozen other books on various aspects of child development. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Society and has received several awards, both national and international, for his contributions to the field, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Göteborg, Sweden.


Partial table of contents:

Fathers and Child Development: An Introductory Overview and Guide (M. Lamb).

Fatherhood Ideals in the United States: Historical Dimensions (E. Pleck.

& J. Pleck).

Fathers in Family Context: Effects of Marital Quality on Child Adjustment (E. Cummings & A. O'Reilly).

Paternal Involvement: Levels, Sources, and Consequences (J. Pleck).

Fathers and Preschoolers (C. Lewis).

Fathers and Adolescents (C. Hosley & R. Montemayor).

Fathers of Children with Special Needs (M. Lamb & L. Billings).

Young Fathers and Child Development (W. Marsiglio & M. Cohan).

Fathers, the Missing Parents in Research on Family Violence (K. Sternberg).