Expectant fathers with higher levels of brain activation and oxytocin later endorsed a more “child-led” empathetic style of parenting once their child was born.
Men’s caregiving work within a family may help to protect them against suicide, particularly in times of economic difficulties.
Some traditional masculine stereotypes, such as being adventurous and competitive, were linked to being better fathers to infant children. This is especially true if men also adopt a nurturing role. However, one trait, hostile sexism, was not linked to…
A new study reports paternal anxiety is much higher than previously reported. Findings reveal anxiety in men during the perinatal period was 11%. Previous reports found anxiety in males during this period was under 4%.
Stress experienced by fathers during early life was associated with more rapid development of white matter tracts in his child’s brain.