The Evolving Father

How fatherhood differs across cultures and through time

A Father’s Fidelity

A new study on wild owl monkeys finds that social monogamy maps on to genetic monogamy. Across 15 species of socially monogamous mammals, intense paternal care also accords with lower rates of extrapair paternity. These findings contribute to a richer comparative perspective on a father's fidelity, including in humans. Read More

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Peter B. Gray, Ph.D., is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He is the coauthor of Fatherhood.

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