Infants social bonding with a primary caregiver is necessary for mental/physical health - Dr Shir Atzil - Dept Social Sciences HUJI HUJI infants talks with Dr Shir Atzil Dept of Psychology - faculty of Social Sciences


Infants are born unable to care for themselves. Their survival and development depend on their caregivers. Studies show that early social bonding with a primary caregiver is necessary for mental and physical health and is associated with greater well-being and success in adulthood.

Click here to learn more as we speak with Dr. Shir Atzil a Primary Investigator at the Department of Psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at HU about the neurobiological mechanisms needed for human social bonding and how it can have huge implications for child development, as well as for the health and wellbeing of parents and children. 

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