An Examination of Fathers' Testosterone on Parenting Behaviors with Infants


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  • Speaker: Patty Kuo, Doctoral Student, Developmental Psychology, University of Michigan
  • Host Department: Psychology
  • Date: 10/21/2013
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: 4464A East Hall

  • Description:

    Abstract: Fathering behaviors are important for ontogenetic and phylogenetic development. Mounting evidence indicates testosterone as a possible mechanism in fathering. This study examined the impact of fathers' testosterone on their parenting behaviors with their 1 year old infants. Results highlight the importance of examining individual differences in parenting behaviors and testosterone reactivity.



    Patty Kuo is a Ph.D. candidate in Developmental Psychology. She received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and will be receiving her Master's in Developmental Psychology from Michigan this December. Her research investigates parenting and family processes using biological, social, and cognitive approaches. She is particularly interested in how these multiple levels interact together to influence fathering behaviors.