Fathers' Antisocial Behavior and Early Childhood

Stephanie Godleski, Rina D. Eiden

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We begin with a review of prevalence and comorbidity of fathers' antisocial behavior. We then explore the theoretical perspectives and empirical evidence regarding the impact of fathers' antisocial behavior on child development through preschool age. We discuss both genetic and environmental influences on intergenerational transmission of father to child antisociality, include a critical analysis of potential developmental pathways from fathers' antisocial behavior to early childhood outcomes and the next steps in this area of research, and end with implications for preventive interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Fathers and Child Development
Subtitle of host publicationPrenatal to Preschool
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030510275
ISBN (Print)9783030510268
StatePublished - Oct 1 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Medicine


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