The Role of Hormones in Mother—Infant Transactions

  • Katherine Tennes
Part of the Topics in Developmental Psychobiology book series (TDP)


Hormones have been implicated in the facilitation or maintenance of maternal—infant interactions in studies of animals (see Chapters 1, 3, & 6, this volume) and of humans (see Chapter 12, this volume). However, physiological studies of attachment behavior have been less concerned with the process of attachment than with disruptions in attachment; that is, separations between mothers and infants.


Squirrel Monkey Cortisol Excretion Adrenocortical Activity Urinary Cortisol Excretion Chronic Level 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • Katherine Tennes
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  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of Colorado School of MedicineDenverUSA

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