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  • In 1992, V. Phares published an article titled "Where's Poppa?: The Relative Lack of Attention to the Role of Fathers in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology". Since that time, there have been modest gains in the research literature on clinical child issues, but there remains a wide gap between the inclusion of mothers and fathers in clinical child and family research. To provide an update of this issue for the field of developmental psychopathology, the authors of this comment conducted an updated review and analysis of the research on fathers and developmental psychopathology. These current data were compared with the data from the Phares and Compas (1992) study. It was found that there continues to be a dearth of research on fathers and developmental psychopathology.

published proceedings

  • Am Psychol

altmetric score

  • 11

author list (cited authors)

  • Phares, V., Fields, S., Kamboukos, D., & Lopez, E.

citation count

  • 216

complete list of authors

  • Phares, Vicky||Fields, Sherecce||Kamboukos, Dimitra||Lopez, Elena

publication date

  • October 2005