An Introduction to Hormones and Behavior

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Edited by Karen Bales
©2019, 390 pages

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    An Introduction to Hormones and Behavior explores the ways in which hormones modulate behavior and vice versa. The volume focuses on the key principles of the topic and features original readings from classic studies, as well as more recent research, to provide students with a holistic understanding of the interplay of hormones and behavior.

    The text begins with a chapter dedicated to endocrine principles and methods, then advances to discuss sexual differentiation, sex differences, and development. Later chapters address the distinctive characteristics and differences between male and female reproduction, as well as male and female parental behaviors. In the closing chapters, students learn about social behavior, stress, and how hormones influence human behavior. Each chapter features prewriting exercises, an introduction to provide context and background information, select readings, and critical thinking questions.

    Easy to understand, focused, and written to provide students with a solid foundation in the topic, An Introduction to Hormones and Behavior is an excellent resource for undergraduate and graduate courses in hormones and behavior, behavioral endocrinology, and physiological psychology.

    Karen Bales is a professor in the Department of Psychology and a core scientist at the California National Primate Research Center at the University of California, Davis. She earned her Ph.D. in biology from the University of Maryland and served as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and the University of Maryland, College Park, under C. Sue Carter, 2000 – 2003. Dr. Bales is the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants for her research and has authored and coauthored many research articles for peer-reviewed journals including American Journal of Primatology, Social Neuroscience, and Physiology and Behavior, to name a few.
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