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Fatherhood : evolution and human paternal behavior

Author: Peter B Gray; Kermyt G Anderson
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2012, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press paperback edView all editions and formats
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We've all heard that a father's involvement enriches the lives of children. But how much have we heard about how having a child affects a father's life? As Peter Gray and Kermyt Anderson reveal, fatherhood actually alters a man's sexuality, rewires his brain, and changes his hormonal profile. His very health may suffer - in the short run - and improve in the long. These are just a few aspects of the scientific side  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter B Gray; Kermyt G Anderson
ISBN: 9780674048690 0674048695 9780674064188 0674064186 9780674056435 0674056434
OCLC Number: 797118964
Notes: Originally published 2010.
Description: x, 304 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Our founding fathers --
A world of diversity: cross-cultural variation in paternal care --
Men and marriage --
Fathers and fertility --
Who's the dad? --
Father involvement, father absence, and children's outcomes --
The makings of a stepfather --
Having it all? Fatherhood, male social relationships, and work --
The descent of dad's sexuality --
Babies on his brain --
Health and the human father --
Rewriting the manual.
Responsibility: Peter B. Gray, Kermyt G. Anderson.

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