Pair-bonding, fatherhood, and the role of testosterone: A meta-analytic review

  title={Pair-bonding, fatherhood, and the role of testosterone: A meta-analytic review},
  author={Nicholas M. Grebe and R. Sarafin and Chance Strenth and S. Zilioli},
  journal={Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews},
  • Nicholas M. Grebe, R. Sarafin, +1 author S. Zilioli
  • Published 2019
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews
  • HighlightsThe Challenge Hypothesis (CH) concerns the dynamics of male life‐history strategies.The CH predicts that testosterone (T) mediates shifts between mating and parenting.In humans, pair‐bonding and fatherhood generally correspond to lower T.We meta‐analyze 114 effects to quantify magnitudes of predicted CH effects in men.We find both robust effects and evidence of selective reporting. ABSTRACT Males of many species must allocate limited energy budgets between mating and parenting effort… CONTINUE READING
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