The development of attachment: Integrating genes, brain, behavior, and environment
Bornstein, Marc H.
Date of Issue2017
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
In humans, as in other animal species, early caregiver-infant interactions influence physiological and psychological processes by modulating brain sensitivity. Furthermore, early social interaction between caregiver and infant influences infants’ cognitive and socioemotional development, and subsequently the development of social, familial, and romantic relationships later in life. Here, we have collected longitudinal and cross-sectional empirical studies as well as review and perspective articles that focus on human or non-human mammals with the aim to investigate how genetic, hormonal, behavioural, and environmental factors, as well as cultural contexts, regulate early interactional experiences, and how these experiences translate into social and non-social competences later in life (see Graphical Abstract).
Early caregiver-infant interaction
Behavioural Brain Research
© 2017 Elsevier. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Behavioural Brain Research, Elsevier. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2017.03.025].