In Attachment Theory, scientists are working to increase the levels of attachment security in children with struggling parents, in order to improve their long-term psychological and physical health.
This feature can be used to illustrate the process of science. It shows scientists investigating whether building stronger attachments between parents and children results in higher cortisol levels-a measure of future susceptibility to several physical ailments-in children. (Read more about The Scientific Process.)
This Classroom Discussion Activity can be used to connect your students to the process of science, highlight overarching scientific themes, and enhance comprehension of the story.