Mothers, Fathers, and Young Sons

Incidence, Structure, and Education Level Differences in Their Interactive Behavior
  • Hugh Lytton


The task of our time is perhaps to retrace our steps and fill in the descriptive stage in psychology even now. Seeking to explain or predict given phenomena before knowing their nature or their distribution in the natural world may, after all, be to put the cart before the horse and to invite misleading assumptions and conclusions. If this is so, ethological data on the incidence of behavior are of vital interest to students of child development.


Education Group Psychological Control Physical Punishment Attachment Behavior Maternal Responsiveness 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hugh Lytton
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  1. 1.The University of CalgaryCanada

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