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.

"Daddy's Girl." TV Tropes.

"Happy Father's Day! The Psychology of Papas." by Melanie Tannenbaum. Scientific American. June 16, 2013.

"How Dads Shape Daughters' Relationships" by Jennifer Kromberg. July 01, 2013. Psychology Today.

"Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family" by Peggy Drexler. Rodale. 2011.

"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.

"The Girl with the Father Tattoo" by Michele Pridmore-Brown. LA Review of Books. Dec. 16, 2011.

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

"Whatever Happened to Daddy's Girl?" by Mary Ann Travis. Tulanian. June 21, 2007.

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.

"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.

"Fathers in the Dorm Room: The Unique Influence of Fathers and Mothers on Young Adult Functioning." Men's Studies Press. April 21, 2014.

"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.

"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.

"Tight-lipped fathers" by Todd Melby. Contemporary Sexuality. September 2011.

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