Maternal oxytocin response during mother–infant interaction: Associations with adult temperament

  title={Maternal oxytocin response during mother–infant interaction: Associations with adult temperament},
  author={Lane Strathearn and Udita Iyengar and Peter Fonagy and Sohye Kim},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
Oxytocin is a neuropeptide associated with social affiliation and maternal caregiving. However, its effects appear to be moderated by various contextual factors and stable individual characteristics. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship of self-reported state and trait measures (such as temperament, mood and affect) with peripheral oxytocin response in mothers. Fifty-five first-time mothers participated in a semi-structured procedure, during which time repeated… CONTINUE READING
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