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Unformatted text preview: size) Aversiveness of infant cries (video) o We want to stop it o Most countries babies dont 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 careskin-to-skin contact o Reduces stress hormones o Long term benefits (ex: pre-term babies in hospital) Co-sleeping...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2011 for the course HD 3620 taught by Professor Campa,m. during the Spring '07 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).
- Spring '07