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Integrating Attachment and Brain Development

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IMH105 - Integrating Attachment and Brain Development

Students will examine how attachment affects development, what effect caregiving has on attachment and how early attachments affect relationships in later life. Students will investigate the ways the brain functions, grows and responds to environmental factors. Students will examine the link between early adversity, brain development, and gene expression with the goal of leveraging the science of brain development to support the mental health of infants, young children and their families. The connection between attachment and brain development will be explored.


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