The Indifferent Father A Study of Three Cases Known to Catholic Charities of New York City, Reflecting the Misbehavior of Youth as a Result of Negative Paternal Attitudes: 1955–1957
Background of the Study. In the last half century social science has been increasingly concerned with seeking the sources of antisocial behavior and providing prescriptions for enabling society to produce more physically and mentally healthy citizens. The focus has been on the individual members of the family group as the molders of personality. This approach recognizes that the parents are mostly responsible for the personality and character of their children. The influence of psychoanalysis has contributed a more meaningful group of tools for this approach to human behavior: the sources of almost all adult behavior have been traced to the early years of childhood and various factors have related to particular patterns of response. There is thus an awareness of, and an interest in, the functioning of each parent in relation to the children, almost from birth on through adolescence.
Social research|Mental health|Social work
Fisher, Marcedes de Ocampo, "The Indifferent Father A Study of Three Cases Known to Catholic Charities of New York City, Reflecting the Misbehavior of Youth as a Result of Negative Paternal Attitudes: 1955–1957" (1957). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30670813.