© 1985

Fathering Behaviors

The Dynamics of the Man-Child Bond


Part of the Perspectives in Developmental Psychology book series (PDPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Wade C. Mackey
    Pages 1-21
  3. Wade C. Mackey
    Pages 22-65
  4. Wade C. Mackey
    Pages 66-78
  5. Wade C. Mackey
    Pages 102-119
  6. Wade C. Mackey
    Pages 120-141
  7. Wade C. Mackey
    Pages 142-148
  8. Wade C. Mackey
    Pages 149-166
  9. Wade C. Mackey
    Pages 167-181
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 182-203

About this book


Like the lines of a secret map made dimly apparent by the chemical potion brushed on a piece of paper from a child's detective kit, the outlines of what may be a substantial behavioral biology of human life seem to be coming clear. From genetic science at its most molecular to demography with its assessment of the vital experience of massive populations, there is a growing understanding of the various ways in which the human species reveals underlying commonalities of experi­ ence through the life cycle and over the web of interactions that constitutes the basic matter of social life. At the same time, research has been successful in two super­ ficially and contradictory directions: first, in showing the enormous variation in human arrangements and consciousness across and with­ in cultures; and second, in showing the similarity between cultures as far as basic processes of physiology, neurophysiology, and even so­ ciallife are concerned. But the contradiction only exists in the absence of an understanding of the fact that in a species living under as many ecological, historical, and economic niches as Homo sapiens, cultural variation is what one would naturally expect.


Action demography interaction neurophysiology

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Iowa Wesleyan CollegeMount PleasantUSA

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