Completely revised and updated, The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition brings together contributions from an international group of experts on the role of fathers in child development. This guide offers a single-source reference for recent findings and beliefs related to fathers and fatherhood. The new edition includes expanded representation from international scholars on fathering in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The Role of the Father in Child Development, Fifth Edition helps mental health professionals bridge scientific theories to application for teaching fathers how to positively influence their children's development.
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.