The ‘Cinderella effect’ is no fairy tale

@article{Daly2005TheE,
  title={The ‘Cinderella effect’ is no fairy tale},
  author={M. Daly and Margo I. Wilson},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={9},
  pages={507-508}
}
In his polemic against ‘evolutionary psychology’, philosopher David Buller [1] tries to discredit not just its practitioners' theories, but their research findings as well, including our discovery that stepchildren are disproportionately mistreated. His denial of this abundantly verified ‘Cinderella effect’ (see http://psych.mcmaster.ca/dalywilson/research.html) goes beyond reasonable skepticism. 
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