ERIC Number: EJ585258
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: 0
The Fallacious Assumptions and Unrealistic Prescriptions of Attachment Theory: A Comment on "Parents' Socioemotional Investment in Children".
Journal of Marriage and the Family, v60 n3 p782-90 Aug 1998
Asserts that sociocultural assumptions underlying items in the Parental Investment in the Child Questionnaire (PIC) are outdated and gender biased. Reviews the underlying logic of attachment theory and the PIC portrait of appropriate childrearing. Parental investment is shown to be maternal investment. The model provides debatable and unrealistic childrearing prescriptions. (EMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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