"The Truth about Cinderella" by Martin Daly

The Truth about Cinderella A Darwinian View of Parental Love Martin Daly, Margo Wilson

Series:
Darwinism Today series
Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
11 Oct 1999
ISBN:
9780300080292
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
80 pages: 178 x 114mm

A child is one hundred times more likely to be abused or killed by a stepparent than by a genetic parent, say two scientists in this startling book. Martin Daly and Margo Wilson show that the mistreatment of stepchildren, long a staple of folk tales, has a solid basis in fact; Daly and Wilson apply the perspective of evolutionary psychology to investigate why stepparenthood is different from genetic parenthood and why steprelationships succeed or fail.

Martin Daly and Margo Wilson are professors of psychology at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.