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The Truth about Cinderella: A Darwinian View of Parental Love
     

The Truth about Cinderella: A Darwinian View of Parental Love

by Martin Daly, Margo Wilson
 

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ISBN-10: 0300080298

ISBN-13: 9780300080292

Pub. Date: 10/28/1999

Publisher: Yale University Press

Folk tales describing mistreated stepchildren have a solid basis in fact: a child is one hundred times more likely to be abused or killed by a stepparent than by a genetic parent, say the authors of this book. Martin Daly and Margo Wilson apply the perspective of evolutionary psychology to investigate how stepparenthood differs from genetic parenthood and why

Overview

Folk tales describing mistreated stepchildren have a solid basis in fact: a child is one hundred times more likely to be abused or killed by a stepparent than by a genetic parent, say the authors of this book. Martin Daly and Margo Wilson apply the perspective of evolutionary psychology to investigate how stepparenthood differs from genetic parenthood and why steprelationships succeed or fail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300080292
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Darwinism Today series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Folk Tales
1(7)
Behaving Like Animals
8(10)
Human Stepfamilies
18(8)
The Truth about Cinderella
26(11)
Parental Priorities
37(10)
Cinderella Denied
47(13)
Living in Step
60(7)
Suggestions for Further Reading 67

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