Cinderella Effect

Cinderella Effect

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Cinderella effect is a term used to describe the observed, in many but not all studies, significantly higher rate of stepchildren being physically abused, emotionally abused, sexually abused, neglected, murdered, or otherwise mistreated at the hands of stepparents than at the hands of their genetic parents. It takes its name from the fairy tale character Cinderella. The effect has been explained by application of evolutionary psychology theories. There have also been various criticisms of these theories.In the early 1970s, a theory arose on the connection between stepparents and child maltreatment. "In 1973, forensic psychiatrist P. D. Scott summarized information on a sample of 'fatal battered-baby cases' perpetrated in anger (...) 15 of the 29 killers - 52% - were stepfathers." Although initially there was no analysis of this raw data, empirical evidence has since been collected on what is now called the Cinderella effect through official records, reports, and census.show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 163g
  • Part Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136019477
  • 9786136019475