Heroes, Rogues, and Lovers: Testosterone and Behavior

Heroes, Rogues, and Lovers: Testosterone and Behavior

by James McBride Dabbs
     
 

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Portrayed as a kind of "demon seed," testosterone is routinely blamed for everything from rape to road rage. At the same time, it is equated with virility, heroism, and technical skill. But, as psychologist James McBride Dabbs explains in this fascinating exploration of testosterone and behavior, the truth is both much subtler and more scientifically interesting.

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Portrayed as a kind of "demon seed," testosterone is routinely blamed for everything from rape to road rage. At the same time, it is equated with virility, heroism, and technical skill. But, as psychologist James McBride Dabbs explains in this fascinating exploration of testosterone and behavior, the truth is both much subtler and more scientifically interesting. Dabbs weaves intimate case histories with first-hand scientific research to explore testosterone's role in virtually every aspect of humanity-from language ability, cognition, and spatial orientation, to the occupations we enter, and what kind of lovers, husbands, and wives we become-even the way we smile.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071376280
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/15/2001
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.62(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.95(d)

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