Hormones, Brain and Behavior, 1st Edition

  • Arthur Arnold
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  • ISBN-10: 008088783X
  • ISBN-13: 9780080887838
  • DDC: 571.71
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 3627 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2009 | Published/Released August 2011
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2009

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Overview

Hormones, Brain and Behavior, Second Edition is a comprehensive work discussing the effect of hormones on the brain and, subsequently, behavior. This major reference work more than 100 chapters covering a broad range of topics with an extensive discussion of the effects of hormones on insects, fish, amphibians, birds, rodents, and humans. To truly understand all aspects of our behavior, we must take every influence (including the hormonal influences) into consideration. Donald Pfaff and a number of well-qualified editors examine and discuss how we are influenced by hormonal factors, offering insight, and information on the lives of a variety of species.

This work offers the reader comprehensive coverage of growing field of research, with a state-of-the-art overview of hormonally-mediated behaviors. This reference provides unique treatment of all major vertebrate and invertebrate model systems with excellent opportunities for relating behavior to molecular genetics. The topics cover an unusual breadth (from molecules to ecophysiology), ranging from basic science to clinical research, making this reference of interest to a broad range of scientists in a variety of fields.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Brief Contents of All Volumes.
Contents of This Volume.
Contributors.
Preface of the 1st Edition.
About the Editors.
Hormonal Effects on Specific Behaviors, on Global CNS States, and on Human Disease. An Introduction to the Second Edition.
1: Mammalian Hormone-Behavior Systems.
2: Male Sexual Behavior.
3: Feminine Reproductive Behavior and Physiology in Rodents: Integration of Hormonal, Behavioral, and Environmental Influences*.
4: From Indifference to Ardor: The Onset, Maintenance, and Meaning of the Maternal Brain.
5: The Neurobiology of Social Affiliation and Pair Bonding.
6: Hormones and the Development and Expression of Aggressive Behavior.
7: Energy Partitioning, Ingestive Behavior, and Reproductive Success.
8: Neuroendocrinology of Body Fluid Homeostasis.
9: Stress, Opioid Peptides, and Their Receptors.
10: Social Stress Effects on Hormones, Brain, and Behavior*.
11: Sex Hormones, Pregnancy, and Immune Function.
12: Communication by Chemical Signals: Behavior, Social Recognition, Hormones and the Role of the Vomeronasal and Olfactory Systems.
13: Hormonal and Pheromonal Modulation of the Extended Amygdala: Implications for Social Behavior.
14: Circadian Regulation of Endocrine Functions.
15: Mammalian Seasonal Rhythms: Behavior and Neuroendocrine Substrates.
16: Steroids, Learning and Memory.
17: Non-Mammalian Hormone-Behavior Systems.
18: Reproductive Plasticity in Fish: Evolutionary Lability in the Patterning of Neuroendocrine and Behavioral Traits Underlying Divergent Sexual Phenotypes.
19: Weakly Electric Fish: Behavior, Neurobiology, and Neuroendocrinology.
20: Hormonal Pheromones in Fish.
21: Social Regulation of Reproduction: What Changes and Why?.
22: Hormones and the Regulation of Vocal Patterns in Amphibians: Xenopus Laevis Vocalizations as a Model System.