Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-184) and index.
Our mammalian heritage
Closeness and attachment
How is the body controlled?
What is oxytocin?
Oxytocin and attachment
Oxytocin in adult relationships
Oxytocin and trust
When closeness is replaced by nutrients
Closeness provides good health and a longer life
The oxytocin heritage.
Kerstin Uvnas Moberg's new book offers an exciting physiological perspective on intimacy and relationships. The closeness hormone, oxytocin, give us comfort and peace, but it also creates and reinforces relationships throughout life. Based on current research, the author describes the importance of oxytocin in the connection between parents and children, in love and companionship and in increasing trust in our society.". (source: Nielsen Book Data)