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Unformatted text preview: size) • Aversiveness of infant cries (video) o We want to stop it o Most countries babies don’t cry? Emergency signal • Infant-directed speech/”motherese” o For regulating infant emotion o For communicating non-threat, intimacy • Appeal of infant smiles (video) • Infant attraction to faces, eyes • Infants’ soft and smooth skin • Oxytocin & endorphins o Both induce a pleasant emotional state but the mechanisms differ o Contact (comfort) oxytocin release o Infant distress endorphin release o OR: distress oxytocin & endorphin effects associated with attachment figure • “Kangaroo care”—skin-to-skin contact o Reduces stress hormones o Long term benefits (ex: pre-term babies in hospital) • Co-sleeping...
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- Spring '07
- Psychology, Infant bed