Behavioral Endocrinology / Edition 2

Behavioral Endocrinology / Edition 2

by Jill B. Becker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262025116

ISBN-13: 9780262025119

Pub. Date: 06/14/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

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…  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262025119
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
06/14/2002
Series:
Bradford Books Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
806
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. IIntroduction
1Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology3
2Molecular Approaches to Behavioral Neuroendocrinology39
3Sexual Differentiation of the Brain and Behavior75
Pt. IIHormones and Reproductive Behaviors
4Neuroendocrinology of Sexual Behavior in the Female117
5Neuroendocrinology of Sexual Behavior in the Male153
6Hormonal Influences on Human Sexual Behavior205
7Diversity and Evolution of Hormone-Behavior Relations in Reproductive Behavior223
8Hormonal Influences on Courtship Behaviors289
9Hormones and Parental Behavior331
Pt. IIIHormones and Regulatory Functions
10Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Influences on the Immune System373
11Endocrinology of the Stress-Response409
12Hormones and Biological Rhythms451
Pt. IVHormonal Influences on Sensorimotor Function and Cognition
13Hormonal Influences on Sensorimotor Function497
14Hormones and Cognition in Nonhuman Animals527
15Sex Differences in Human Brain and Cognition: The Influence of Sex Steroids in Early and Adult Life579
Pt. VReciprocal Regulation of Hormones and Behavior
16Hormonal Regulation of Ingestive Behaviors631
17Invertebrate Systems for the Study of Hormone Brain-Behavior Relationships651
18Environmental Factors Influencing Hormone Secretion687

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