Social regulation of the cortisol levels in early human development.

  title={Social regulation of the cortisol levels in early human development.},
  author={Megan R. Gunnar and Bonny Donzella},
  volume={27 1-2},
Other papers in this special edition provide evidence to implicate activity of the limbic hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (L-HPA) system in the etiology of drug and alcohol abuse. Furthermore, studies in rodents and primates suggest that responsivity and regulation of this system later in life may be shaped by social experiences during early development. Cortisol is the major hormonal product of the L-HPA system in humans. Although it provides only a partial understanding of the activity… CONTINUE READING
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