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I am interested in how becoming a parent might influence social information processing, and if there is some hormonal correlates to this development. In my work I use variety of behavioral (computer tasks, observation), physiological (EMG, ECG, saliva samples), and psychological (questionnaires) measures.
We investigated the impact of maternal status on hormonal reactivity and behavioral responses to an infant simulator in 117 women (54 primiparous, 63 nulliparous). The amount of affectionate touch and motherese were analyzed as behavioral measures of caregiving. Saliva was collected before and 10 min after interaction with the infant simulator to a...