Peer rejection, temperament, and cortisol activity in preschoolers.

  title={Peer rejection, temperament, and cortisol activity in preschoolers.},
  author={Megan R. Gunnar and Anne M. Sebanc and K. Tout and Bonny Donzella and Manfred Van Dulmen},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  volume={43 4},
In this study, we examined a model that describes both direct and indirect pathways between children's temperament and activity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis when children are in peer-group settings. We hypothesize that in peer-group settings both shy, inhibited and exuberant, undercontrolled children would exhibit higher cortisol levels, but these associations would operate through different pathways. Sociometric measures of peer rejection, salivary cortisol, and teacher… CONTINUE READING

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