Functional and Dysfunctional Sexual Behavior: A Synthesis of Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology
Functional and Dysfunctional Sexual Behavior 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.
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Chapter 5 Endocrine control of sexual behavior
Chapter 6 Neural control of sexual behavior
Sexual activity as reinforcement and reward
Basic concepts and its occurrence in nonhuman mammals
Chapter 9 Preference for same sex partners in the human
Chapter 10 Some comments on the concepts of normal or functional sexual behavior
Chapter 11 Hypoactive sexual desire disorder
Chapter 12 Hyperactive sexual desire and the paraphilias
Chapter 13 On the omissions
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