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Tag: parent-child interactions

Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Cortisol and Alpha-Amylase Connection in Mother-Infant Interactions

Ecologically salient stressors and supports and the coordination of cortisol and salivary alpha-amylase in mothers and infants. Author: Hibel LC, et al. (2018), Physiology and Behavior. ABSTRACT: This study examines the integration of the two main branches of the stress response system: the autonomic nervous system (via salivary alpha-amylase, sAA) and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (via cortisol). Mothers (n = 117) were […]

Salivary Bioscience News

Salivary Cortisol and psychobiological influences on parental caregiving behaviors

Psychobiological influences on maternal sensitivity in the context of adversity Author: Finegood ED, et al (2016), Dev Psychol. This study evaluated prospective longitudinal relations among an index of poverty-related cumulative risk, maternal salivary cortisol, child negative affect, and maternal sensitivity across the first 2 postpartum years. Participants included 1,180 biological mothers residing in rural and […]