1. The author’s purpose for choosing this topic to research and study is to understand “how cortisol operates in babies in toddlers” (Bright). By understanding how the hormone, cortisol, works in babies and toddlers, psychologists can now better predict how adults will react and respond to stress later in their lifetime.
2. A reader may need to understand how hormones affect the human body, and that they differ in each stage of life. Also, the reader may need to know the correlation between a mother’s upbringing of his/her child and the child’s later well-being.
3. In study organizer 2.1 on page forty-two of the textbook, it lists seven different hormones secreted in the human body. I related the hormone “cortisol” to these various hormones listed. In addition, I also linked how “nurture” and “nature” can affect these babies. On page thirty-six, the book describes, how heredity and the environment can help shape who a person is. Bright has found that the cortisol levels “between mothers and infants are correlated.”
4. I was not aware that babies had hormones. I thought they developed when children hit puberty. I assumed since infants and toddlers are not as fully developed then they did not have a validated reason to why they were upset or feeling the emotion they were having at the time.
5. Mothers may be more nurturing and attentive to their babies considering that they now know for sure the way they treat their children can affect their lives in the long run. Instead of reacting and assuming that babies do not have true feelings they will take better care of the situation and make sure their children receive the most uplifting care the mother can possibly give to the child.
6. I am trying to obtain the answer to why children turn into the kind of adults they do, whether good or bad. It makes me question every person society considers “bad” and why their behavior is bad. What else causes people to become who... [continues]
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