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MARITAL QUALITY AND PLASMA LEVELS OF OXYTOCIN AND VASOPRESSIN
Gouin, Jean-Philippe

2009, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, Psychology.
In animal studies the nanopeptides oxytocin (OT) and vasopressin (AVP) have been associated with social bonding. In humans, OT plasma levels appear to covary with perceptions of relationship quality. To investigate the relationships between behavioral indicators of marital quality and OT and AVP plasma levels, 37 couples were admitted for a 24-hour visit at the research center. Couples participated in a structured social support interaction task and completed self-report questionnaires of marital quality. Plasma OT and AVP were assayed using enzyme immunoassays. Positive behaviors during the marital interaction task were positively related to OT plasma levels, while both observed and self-reported negative behaviors were negatively associated with AVP plasma levels. These results provide evidence that marital quality is positively related to both OT and AVP plasma levels in humans.
Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, K (Advisor)
Michael Vasey (Committee Chair)
Jennifer Cheavens (Committee Member)
110 p.

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Gouin, Jean-Philippe. "MARITAL QUALITY AND PLASMA LEVELS OF OXYTOCIN AND VASOPRESSIN." Electronic Thesis or Dissertation. Ohio State University, 2009. OhioLINK Electronic Theses and Dissertations Center. 22 May 2015.

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