Sara Breugelmans – Research Master Student

Sara Breugelmans

For my Major Research Project this year, I will look closer into the relationship between the hormones testosterone (T) and cortisol (CORT) and their influence on parental care giving behavior. I am interested whether the two hormones can be used as predictors for parental sensitivity.  I will do this using both prenatal and postnatal measures of T and CORT from the BINGO study. To assess parental sensitivity I will rate interactions between both mothers and fathers and their 3 year old infant.