Behavioral Endocrinology

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MIT Press, 2002 - Medical - 776 pages
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This popular behavioral endocrinology text provides detailed information on what hormones are, how they affect cells, and how such effects can alter the behavior of animals, including humans. Presenting a broad continuum of levels of analysis, from molecular to evolutionary, the book discusses how genes work, the structure of cells, the interactions of endocrine organs, the behavior of individuals, the structure of social hierarchies, and the evolution of mating systems.

The second edition, while maintaining the strengths of the first edition, has been thoroughly revised to reflect recent developments in genetics and molecular biology and related social concerns. It contains four new chapters: on the use of molecular biology techniques in behavioral endocrinology, on psychoneuroimmunology, on hormonal influences on sensorimotor function, and on cognitive function in nonhuman animals.

 

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Contents

Part Introduction
3
Basic Concepts in Cell Biology
11
Basic Concepts in Neuroendocrinology
22
Summary
36
Techniques for Altering Gene Expression
66
Summary
72
Detailed Mechanisms of Sexual Differentiation
89
Sexually Dimorphic Spinal Nucleus of the Bulbocavernosus
95
Psychologic Stress
436
Summary
448
Hormones and Biological Rhythms
451
Circadian Clocks
454
The Melatonin Rhythm and Seasonality
474
Feedback Effects of Steroid Hormones
483
Study Questions
489
Hormonal Influences On Sensorimotor Function and Cognition
495

Hormones and Reproductive Behaviors
115
Species Differences in Female Sexual Behavior
127
Summary
147
Neuroendocrinology of Sexual Behavior in the Male
153
Expression of Masculine Sexual Behavior
159
Neural Integration of Masculine Sexual Behavior
165
Neurochemistry of Masculine Sexual Behavior
176
Steroids and the Development of Masculine Sexual Behavior
186
Neuroendocrine Control of Penile Erection
196
Hormonal Influences on Human Sexual Behavior
205
A Hypothesis for the Coordination of Male
217
Diversity and Evolution of HormoneBehavior Relations in Reproductive
223
Insights into the Evolution of the Processes and Mechanisms
248
How Study of Diversity Raises New Questions About Old Answers
275
Conclusions
282
Hormonal Influences on Courtship Behaviors
289
Vocal Courtship in Frogs
301
Study Questions
325
Hormones and Parental Behavior
331
Paternal Care
361
Part Ill Hormones and Regulatory Functions
371
Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Influences on the Immune System
373
Endocrinology of the StressResponse
409
Sex Differences in and Hormonal Influences on Sensation and Activity
498
Gonadal Hormone Influences on the Responses to Drugs of Abuse
516
Hormones and Cognition in Nonhuman Animals
527
Stress and Arousal Hormones
540
Posterior Pituitary Hormones
553
Summary
570
The Influence of
579
Sex Differences in the Functional Organization of the Cortex
587
Organizational Effects of Early Hormones on Cognition
591
Discussion and Conclusions
614
Study Questions
621
Reciprocal Regulation of Hormones and Behavior
629
Hormonal Regulation of Fluids
635
Summary
647
Invertebrate Systems for the Study of Hormone BrainBehavior
651
Hormones as Activators and COOrdinators of Behavior
667
Summary
681
Environmental Factors Influencing Hormone Secretion
687
Environmental Factors That Influence Hormones in Humans
707
Summary
716
Glossary
723
Index
749
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Valerie M. Hudson is Professor of Political Science and faculty affiliate at the David M. Kennedy School for International and Area Studies at Brigham Young University. She is the author of the books Culture and Foreign Policy and Artificial Intelligence and International Politics and coeditor of The Limits of State Autonomy: Societal Groups and Foreign Policy Formulation and Political Psychology and Foreign Policy.

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