Perceptions until the 1970s
  • Wade C. Mackey
Part of the The Springer Series in Adult Development and Aging book series (SSAD)


Leaving the cross-cultural behaviors for a moment, this chapter will focus on the United States and its relationship to the American father. As in any other society, the contemporary American society can be analyzed via the triangulation of three sets of phenomena that circumscribe any observable behavior pattern: (1) a symbolic or myth system referenced by the behavior, (2) a scientific paradigm, with variable levels of consensus, and (3) the actual behaviors themselves. These three sets clearly overlap, but the three can also be separated out.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wade C. Mackey
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  1. 1.Southeastern Community CollegeWest BurlingtonUSA

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