An interesting study comes out of the University of Oklahoma.
According to this United Press International report, men confident of their paternity turn out to be correct more than 98% of the time.
The study also found that men who doubt their paternity actually prove to be the actual biological fathers more than 70% of the time.
This report is timely, in light of recent publicity surrounding claims of rampant paternity fraud. More on that in a previous post.
The study also underscores an important point: perception is more powerful than reality. Men are more likely to be involved with and provide support for children who they believe are theirs – regardless of whether they are right or wrong in that belief.