Functional and Dysfunctional Sexual Behavior: A Synthesis of Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology (Google eBook)

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Academic Press, Apr 18, 2011 - Medical - 512 pages
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This book explores the full consequences of the dissociation between sexual behaviors and reproduction. Among the themes covered is the difference between the stereotyped sexual behaviors in non-human mammals and the astounding variety of human sexual behaviors. The role of learning in shaping sexual behaviors is explained, and it is shown how particular sexual experiences may be at the origin of common human sexual dysfunctions. Chapters on sexual incentives and a summary of the endocrine and central nervous control of sexual behaviors are included.

• Analyzes the origin and foundations of some of the myths surrounding sexual behaviors
• Highlights how learning shape human sexual behaviors
• Provides an overview of the endocrine and neural regulation of mammalian sexual behaviors
• Presents a comprehensive analysis of human sexual desire disorders
• Employs many entertaining examples for illustrating main points
• Written by a scientist thoroughly familiar with the research literature
• Presents examples of translational sex research
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 On the purpose of sex and some notes on scientific explanations
1
Chapter 2 An incentive motivational framework and the description of sexual behaviors
30
nonhuman mammals
77
the human
147
Chapter 5 Endocrine control of sexual behavior
191
Chapter 6 Neural control of sexual behavior
231
Sexual activity as reinforcement and reward
257
Basic concepts and its occurrence in nonhuman mammals
298
Chapter 9 Preference for same sex partners in the human
336
Chapter 10 Some comments on the concepts of normal or functional sexual behavior
380
Chapter 11 Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
392
Chapter 12 Hyperactive sexual desire and the paraphilias
430
Chapter 13 On the omissions
476
Index
481
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