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‘Father Time’ Explores How Parenthood Alters Men’s Brains and Bodies

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Sarah Blaffer Hrdy's new book is "Father Time: A Natural History of Men and Babies" (Dan Hrdy)

In her new book, “Father Time: A Natural History of Men and Babies,” primatologist Sarah Blaffer Hrdy rebuffs the idea that men don’t develop a dad instinct the way mothers do. For centuries, it was just assumed that men were not inclined to be good at caregiving and Hrdy says academic researchers overlooked studying what happens when men become fathers. Hrdy’s own research found that fathers, like mothers, experience biological and neurological changes when they become parents. We’ll talk about how the role of fathers is changing and why we should rethink the way society treats dads.


Sarah Blaffer Hrdy, anthropologist and primatologist; author, "Father Time: A Natural History of Men and Babies"


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