Beyond the “Cinderella effect”

  title={Beyond the “Cinderella effect”},
  author={Robert L. Burgess and Alicia A. Drais},
  journal={Human Nature},
A central thesis of this paper is that understanding the nature of child maltreatment is so complex that no one disciplinary specialty is likely to be sufficient for the task. Although life history theory is the guiding principle for our analysis, we argue that an evolutionary explanation adds precision by incorporating empirical findings originating from the fields of anthropology; clinical, developmental, and social psychology; and sociology. Although evolutionary accounts of child… 

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  • 2006
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