Daddy's Girls


How do girls' relationships with their fathers influence who they grow up to become? Cristen and Caroline unpack the psychology of "daddy issues" and the unique dynamics of father-daughter bonding.

Episode sources:

"American Sweethearts: Teenage Girls in the Twentieth-Century Popular Culture" by Ilana Nash. Indiana University Press. 2006. http://books.google.com/books?id=jOo3axOy-yoC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Daddy's Girl." TV Tropes. http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/DaddysGirl

"Happy Father's Day! The Psychology of Papas." by Melanie Tannenbaum. Scientific American. June 16, 2013. http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/WSS/post.php?blog=75&post=849

"How Dads Shape Daughters' Relationships" by Jennifer Kromberg. July 01, 2013. Psychology Today. http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/inside-out/201307/how-dads-shape-daughters-relationships

"Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family" by Peggy Drexler. Rodale. 2011. http://books.google.com/books?id=VVS1oTOVagsC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false

"Study Says You're a Slut Because Daddy Wasn't There for You. Study Has No Clue." by L.V. Anderson. Slate. June 11, 2013. http://www.slate.com/blogs/xx_factor/2013/06/11/do_absent_fathers_create_more_sexually_risky_daughters_not_according_to.html

"The Girl with the Father Tattoo" by Michele Pridmore-Brown. LA Review of Books. Dec. 16, 2011. http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/the-girl-with-the-father-tattoo-2#

"The New Lesbian Dad" by Abby Dorsey. Advocate. April 08, 2013.

http://www.advocate.com/print-issue/current-issue/2013/04/08/new-lesbian-dad?page=full

"Whatever Happened to Daddy's Girl?" by Mary Ann Travis. Tulanian. June 21, 2007. http://tulane.edu/news/tulanian/what_ever_happened_to_daddys_girl.cfm

Academic insights:

"'A daddy is the same as a mummy': Swedish children in lesbian households talk about fathers and donors." Anna Malmquist et al. Childhood. May 2013. http://chd.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/05/17/0907568213484342

"Daddy's little girl goes to college: an investigation of females' perceived closeness with fathers and later risky behaviors." WL Rostad, P. Silverman and MK McDonald. Journal of American College Health. 2014. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24527944

"Fathers in the Dorm Room: The Unique Influence of Fathers and Mothers on Young Adult Functioning." Men's Studies Press. April 21, 2014. http://mensstudies.metapress.com/content/2268w10k66665127/

"Sex Differences in Hookup Behavior: A Replication and Examination of Parent-Child Relationship Quality" by Jennifer A. Shukutsky. Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology. 2012. http://shell.newpaltz.edu/jsec/articles/volume6/issue4/Shukusky_Vol6Iss4.pdf

"The father-daughter dance: The relationship between father-daughter relationship quality and daughters' stress response." Jennifer Byrd-Craven et al. Journal of Family Psychology. February 2012. http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2011-29563-001/

"Tight-lipped fathers" by Todd Melby. Contemporary Sexuality. September 2011. http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/66901044/tight-lipped-fathers

Topics in this Podcast: parenting, psychology, family, fatherhood, fathers