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Ancestral Landscapes in Human EvolutionCulture, Childrearing and Social Wellbeing$
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Darcia Narvaez, Kristin Valentino, Agustin Fuentes, James J. McKenna, and Peter Gray

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199964253

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.001.0001

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Look How Far We Have Come

Look How Far We Have Come

A Bit of Consilience in Elucidating the Role of Caregivers in Relationship to their Developing Primate Infants and Children

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(p.59) Commentary Look How Far We Have Come
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Ancestral Landscapes in Human Evolution
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James J. McKenna

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199964253.003.0005

By virtue of more problem driven rather than discipline driven, integrated research methods and theories both anthropologists and psychologists are elucidating the neuro-hormonal processes underlying brain architecture and the degree to which breastmilk constituents and the conditions, circumstances and social contexts within which primate infants are raised influences their cognition and temperament.

Keywords:   primate infancy, socialization, development, neuro-hormonal factors, cortisol, breastmilk, glucocorticoids, energy yield, temperament and personality

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