Effects of an Early Family Intervention on Children's Memory: The Mediating Effects of Cortisol Levels.

@article{Bugental2010EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of an Early Family Intervention on Children's Memory: The Mediating Effects of Cortisol Levels.},
  author={Daphne Blunt Bugental and Alex Schwartz and Colleen Lynch},
  journal={Mind, brain and education : the official journal of the International Mind, Brain, and Education Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 4},
  pages={156-218}
}
Developmental psychologists have long been concerned with the ways that early adversity influences children's long-term outcomes. In the current study, activity of the HPA axis of medically at-risk (e.g., preterm) infants was measured as a result of maternal participation in a novel cognitively-based home visitation program (versus a Healthy Start home visitation program). Maternal participation in the cognitive intervention predicted lower basal cortisol levels among infants - with reduced… CONTINUE READING