082611 4443 Parke Ch 1- Fatherhood Myths Realities

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Beulah Hirschlein Oklahoma State 1 Fatherhood: Myths and Realities Parke, R. D. (1996). Fatherhood. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Chapter 1, pp. 1- 16.
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4443 PowerPoint Presentation #1 Reviewed and revised August 26, 2011 Caveat: Because of space limitations and other PPT constraints, it is not always possible to apply “pure” APA style. Beulah Hirschlein Oklahoma State 2
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Beulah Hirschlein Oklahoma State 3 Traditional Portrait of Father? Involved or uninvolved? Historians have argued that the traditional view of the “uninvolved” dad is oversimplified. Today, there is no single type of father. Some dads are uninvolved. Some participate very actively. Some raise children alone. (p. 2)
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Beulah Hirschlein Oklahoma State 4 What Is Changing? More women are working full time. Women are returning to work sooner. Fathers are taking more responsibility. Extended family is less accessible More divorced dads are sharing custody. (p. 2)
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Beulah Hirschlein Oklahoma State 5 The New Ideology of Fatherhood The IDEAL father: Goes to childbirth classes with partner Coaches her through labor Attends her during delivery Shares in the care and feeding of the infant A new cultural image has emerged. (p. 2)
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Beulah Hirschlein Oklahoma State 6 Is the “New Cultural Image” of fathers real? Revolution? Evolution? There is less of a father revolution than a slow, steady evolution. (p. 3)
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Beulah Hirschlein Oklahoma State 7 Overview of the Text See questions on pages 3-5, e.g. . . . Why is change so difficult? What are the determinants or impediments to changing a father’s role in the family and with his children? How do fathers impact their children? How does society influence fathers and fathering?
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Beulah Hirschlein Oklahoma State 8 What Was Freud’s Theory About Fatherhood? Traditional conception of the remote father Mother - prominent role, primary care Infant’s relationship with mother shaped later personality and social relationships Fathers were virtually ignored Dads not important until later (p. 6)
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