Jeff Cookston Provides An Update On The Study Of Fathers

SF State Psychology Professor Jeff Cookston co-authors book chapter on the many facets of fatherhood

What’s the main role of a father? Once upon a time, a dad would tell you it was working to support the family financially and occasionally roughhousing with the kids — and leaving the touchy-feely nurturing stuff to mom. In a chapter in the third edition of the “The Handbook of Parenting,” published March 8, Professor of Psychology Jeff Cookston and a colleague do away with those old, oversimplified tropes of fatherhood while providing an update on the last 15 years of research on father-child relationships and mapping out where the field of study is headed next.

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