Behavioral Endocrinology / Edition 2

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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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Editorial Reviews

Textbook for undergraduates who have had little exposure to physiology the long introductory chapter reviews the basics. It is unique in providing a comparative approach that draws on literature from both vertebrate and invertebrate systems, and in offering a broad analysis that spans levels from the molecular to the evolutionary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262523219
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 6/14/2002
  • Series: Bradford Books Series
  • Edition description: second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 806
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Jill B. Becker is Professor of Psychology at the University of Michigan.

S. Marc Breedlove is Barnett Rosenberg Professor of Neuroscience at Michigan State University.

David Crews is Ashbel Smith Professor of Zoology and Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Margaret M. McCarthy is Associate Professor of Physiology at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
1 Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology 3
2 Molecular Approaches to Behavioral Neuroendocrinology 39
3 Sexual Differentiation of the Brain and Behavior 75
Pt. II Hormones and Reproductive Behaviors
4 Neuroendocrinology of Sexual Behavior in the Female 117
5 Neuroendocrinology of Sexual Behavior in the Male 153
6 Hormonal Influences on Human Sexual Behavior 205
7 Diversity and Evolution of Hormone-Behavior Relations in Reproductive Behavior 223
8 Hormonal Influences on Courtship Behaviors 289
9 Hormones and Parental Behavior 331
Pt. III Hormones and Regulatory Functions
10 Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Influences on the Immune System 373
11 Endocrinology of the Stress-Response 409
12 Hormones and Biological Rhythms 451
Pt. IV Hormonal Influences on Sensorimotor Function and Cognition
13 Hormonal Influences on Sensorimotor Function 497
14 Hormones and Cognition in Nonhuman Animals 527
15 Sex Differences in Human Brain and Cognition: The Influence of Sex Steroids in Early and Adult Life 579
Pt. V Reciprocal Regulation of Hormones and Behavior
16 Hormonal Regulation of Ingestive Behaviors 631
17 Invertebrate Systems for the Study of Hormone Brain-Behavior Relationships 651
18 Environmental Factors Influencing Hormone Secretion 687
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