Unformatted text preview: together, make it more or less likely that a given mother will become committed to her offspring’ (p. 76) 4. Hrdy and Hormones a. Not only does prolactin encourage nurturing behavior, but being around a child causes the amount of prolactin in the body to increase 5. Hrdy’s Recommendations a. Safe haven laws ought to extend period of no-fault abandonment to weeks (p 83-84) b. Child care arrangements ought to provide children an environment in which they can develop capacity for ‘articulate compassion’ (p. 105) 6. A Modest IS-OUGHT Connection a. While human or animal nature (what IS) can’t tell us what we OUGHT to finally do b. Knowing our nature, what IS, enables us to work with our natural tendencies, rather than against them; OR, when we need to work against them, helps us see how to do so...
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- Spring '07
- Psychology, Natural environment, Hrdy