Testosterone and cortisol interact to predict caregiving quality in fathers, study finds
A new study has found that testosterone and cortisol levels are associated with parental caregiving quality in fathers. The findings appear in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology. “Father involvement in parenting is on the rise, but research on quality of caregiving in fathers is very scarce. And although the role of hormones in parents is becoming more clear in the past decade, in fathers it has hardly been investigated,” said study author Peter A. Bos of Utrecht University.