Women with an avoidant attachment style show attenuated estradiol responses to emotionally intimate stimuli.

@article{Edelstein2012WomenWA,
  title={Women with an avoidant attachment style show attenuated estradiol responses to emotionally intimate stimuli.},
  author={Robin S. Edelstein and Emily L Kean and William J. Chopik},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={61 2},
  pages={167-75}
}
The current study examined neuroendocrine processes associated with emotional intimacy in humans. Despite the importance of this aspect of close relationships, emotional intimacy has received much less attention in neuroendocrine research compared to other aspects of close relationships. In this study, participants viewed movie clips depicting an emotionally intimate parent-child interaction or other, non-intimate themes, and we assessed whether depictions of emotional intimacy increased levels… CONTINUE READING

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