Physiological effects of separation and reunion in relation to attachment and temperament in young children.

@article{Oosterman2007PhysiologicalEO,
  title={Physiological effects of separation and reunion in relation to attachment and temperament in young children.},
  author={Mirjam Oosterman and Carlo Schuengel},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={49 2},
  pages={119-28}
}
This study examined physiological effects of separation and reunion in a sample 3- to 6-year-old children. Using continuous ambulatory recording, changes in heart rate (HR), respiratory sinus arrhythmia (RSA), and pre-ejection period (PEP) were compared across the episodes of a separation-reunion procedure based on the strange situation. RSA decreased significantly over the course of the procedure as well as on separation from the parent and not the stranger, supporting that separation from the… CONTINUE READING

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