Attachment, aggression and affiliation: The role of oxytocin in female social behavior

@article{Campbell2008AttachmentAA,
  title={Attachment, aggression and affiliation: The role of oxytocin in female social behavior},
  author={A. Campbell},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={77},
  pages={1-10}
}
  • A. Campbell
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
The peptide hormones oxytocin and vasopressin have been implicated in a range of mammalian social behaviors including maternal care, pair bonding and affiliation. Oxytocin is of special relevance to female behavior because its effects are strongly modulated by estrogen. This article reviews animal and human research and is organised in terms of two research perspectives. The specific attachment model identifies oxytocin as orchestrating special bonds with offspring and mates, including the use… Expand
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