Early relationships as regulators of infant physiology and behavior

@article{Hofer1994EarlyRA,
  title={Early relationships as regulators of infant physiology and behavior},
  author={M. Hofer},
  journal={Acta P{\ae}diatrica},
  year={1994},
  volume={83}
}
  • M. Hofer
  • Published 1994
  • Medicine
  • Acta Pædiatrica
  • In recent years, animal research has revealed a network of simple behavioral and biological processes that underlie the psychological constructs we use to define early social relationships. Hidden within the observable interactions of parent and offspring are sensorimotor, thermal and nutrient‐based events which have unexpected and widespread regulatory effects on infant behavior and physiology. The complex pattern of responses resulting from early separation in infant rats can be traced to the… CONTINUE READING
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