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Advances in Psychological Science    2018, Vol. 26 Issue (3) : 454-466     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.00454
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 Effects of maternal behavior on offspring’s psychology and behavior: Based on animal studies
 LI Zuan; CHEN Weihai
(Key Laboratory of Cognition and Personality (SWU), Ministry of Education; Faculty of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
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Abstract   Maternal behavior is a kind of instinctive behavior with strong motivation and regularity, reflected in a series of care and protection for their pups. Previous studies have shown that maternal behavior does not only affect the emotions, the cognitive and learning abilities of offspring, but also relates to the incidence of cardiovascular diseases. Therefore, the influence of maternal behavior on offspring's psychological functions and behavior has received more and more attention in recent years. A lot of researches have explored the influence of maternal behavior on offspring's psychological functions and behavior and tried to elucidate the mechanisms underlying it. While there is no review to discuss the issues above in details. In the present review, we deeply discussed the effects of maternal behavior on the psychological functions and behavior of offspring. Furthermore, we also tried to explainthe limitations of the previous studies. Lastly, in view of these deficiencies, we put forward some suggestions that might improve the future study work in this field.
Keywords maternal behavior      psychological development      behavior development     
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Corresponding Authors: CHEN Weihai, E-mail: whchen@swu.edu.cn      E-mail: E-mail: whchen@swu.edu.cn
Issue Date: 31 January 2018
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LI Zuan,CHEN Weihai.  Effects of maternal behavior on offspring’s psychology and behavior: Based on animal studies[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2018, 26(3): 454-466.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2018.00454     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2018/V26/I3/454
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