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Devin Wagner

March 27, 2015

Professor Intawiwat, Julia
Annotated Bibliography
Cohen, Marissa. "Lying to Your Kids." Lying to Your Kids. WebMD, 11 June 2009. Web. 20
Mar. 2015. This article is very specific to part of my research. It has a great deal
of good information concerning the outcome and consequences of lying to
children. As I am focusing on this as one of my main questions this article has
proved to be useful in aiding my understanding. It covers a wide spectrum of lies
parents tend to tell their children. This includes everything from small white lies,
such as the "Santa fib", all the way to the potentially more impactful lies
intended to skirt harsh realities like the ones used by Walt and Billie
Desrochers, John E. "Divorce: A Parents' Guide for Supporting Children." NASP Resources.
National Association of School Psychologists, 2004. Web. 17 Mar. 2015. A
child's adjustment to divorce headlines this article. Even though Chirs
McCandless did not specifically experience the divorce of his parents, he did
eventually find out about his father's previous marriage and subsequent divorce,
both of which were covered through various lies. Listing many of the key risks
associated with divorce, the article may help me to analyze what the mental
effects are of a child experiencing a divorce. Additionally, I will use it to look

further into my question of the consequences of adultery on a child such as that

acted out by Walt McCandless.
Field, T., and A. Winterfeld. "Emotional Abuse." Emotional Child Abuse Definitions of
Child Neglect and Other Emotionally Abusive Behavior. American Humane
Association, n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2015. This web article covers the various forms
of emotional abuse as they relate to a parent-child relationship. It talks about
abuse in the forms of ignoring, rejecting, corrupting, neglecting and verbal
assault. It helps lay out potential short and long term effects left on the child.
This article may be useful to me by helping answer my question, "What are the
effects of lying to children?", in my writing.
Magaa, Lynette C., Judith A. Myers-Walls, and Dee Love. "Different Types of ParentChild Relationships." Purdue University, 2006. Web. 20 Mar. 2015.
This article gives an overall view of the parent-child relationship and the
individual behaviors associated with each. The behaviors are throughly explained
and examples are given of cause and effect actions within the interaction of
parent and child. Some information such as the parts about infants will be
irrelevant for my purposes but this piece will be useful in my overall research.
Pittman, Frank. "Fathers and Sons." Psychology Today. Psychology Today, 1 Sept. 1993.
Web. 20 Mar. 2015. Although this article is published on a commercial website, I
plan to incorporate some of its information into my writing. I believe this to be a
most credible source as it is written by a Medical Doctor. The work is about the
specific Father-Son relationship which I initially believe to be a key factor in the
erosion of communication between Chris McCandless and his parents. The
article highlights different roles that are important for a father to play in a sons

life in order for the most positive outcomes. Roles such as a mentor, provider,
and deliverer of reassurance.
Sokolova, Irina V. "Depression in Children: What Causes It and How We Can Help."
Depression in Children: Causes and Interventions. Rochester Institute of
Technology, Dec. 2003. Web. 26 Mar. 2015. An extensive article with a vast
supply of knowledge primarily about depression in children. I plan to use some
of this information to discover if and how much of a role this could have played
in the overall relationship between Chris and his parents.