Family Developement article critique

Family Developement article critique - Can hormones be a...

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Can hormones be a factor in a women’s ability to be a mother? According to research a hormone called oxycytocin may affect the bond a mother feels towards her child. The study in my article was a longitudinal study of 62 women; it comprised of taking samples of oxycytocin levels and and conducting surveys on the women throughout their pregnancy and into the first year of the child’s birth. The women were also observed with their babies and interviewed after the pregnancy. The study experiments were effective because they used so many different ways to test their hypothesis; instead of simply testing oxycytocin levels and one method of figuring the mother-infant relationship they used three. The study strongly correlates with biosocial perspective theory because it is examining how hormone levels effect human bonds, in this case mother-infant bonds. It also incorporates symbolic interaction theory when there are live observations of the mothers with their babies. During the observation part of the experiment they were looking at behaviors such as
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This note was uploaded on 06/09/2008 for the course HDF 301 taught by Professor Christinegray during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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