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ANTHR 3305: Anthropology of Parenting  April 8, 2009 Topic:  Children and Stress Mark Flinn He is a cultural anthropologist whose work sort of bridges the gap between culture and  biology. Works on the island of Dominica, which is not really a heavy tourist spot because of the  lack of beaches. His focus is on family issues with his original works starting out about the roles and  effects of step-parents. He likes to study in the Caribbean because life happens outdoors and in the community. He studies children and stress in their daily lives and not in a lab setting.   For more information here is an article the professor wrote about her trip and experience  with Mark Flinn: http://discovermagazine.com/2000/aug/featfamily/     **(I just thought I  should include it because she did talk about the experience, however, I did not write all  of it down.)** Cortisol Is a stress hormone Apart of the fight or flight response system of the body Mark Flinn used the saliva of his subjects to measure cortisol levels Cortisol in high amounts o Can be damaging to the body o Can inhibit a person’s ability to think o Compromises growth and maturity in children o Compromises their immune system, which means they are more likely to get sick 
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This note was uploaded on 12/16/2010 for the course ANTHR 3305 taught by Professor Small, m during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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