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Hormones and human behaviour /
Bernard T. Donovan.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
description
viii, 223 p. ; 24 cm. --
ISBN
0521258812
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1985.
isbn
0521258812
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
1778068
 
Bibliography: p. [192]-216.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 1986-09:
Donovan (University of London) provides the advanced undergraduate student with a clear, readable, but not overly simplified introduction to the complex interactions among the fields of neuroendocrinology, physiological psychology, and psychiatry. He introduces and discusses the major neuroendocrine systems while obviously assuming a more general familiarity and comfort with basic biological principles. Donovan explores the evidence for and against the role of neuroendocrinological factors in the modulation of different behavioral responses and/or the etiology of various psychiatric disorders. Most important, he critically evaluates the evidence and its theoretical implications, including discussions of both ``positive'' and ``negative'' data. The result is an informative and balanced introduction to a new and exciting field.-J.M. Gray, Vassar College
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This 1985 book provides an account of knowledge concerning the influence of hormones on human behaviour, largely from a physiological point of view. The topics covered include the control of eating, drinking, sexual behaviour, emotional behaviour, learning and memory, as well as the ways in which psychiatric states may affect these activities.
Main Description
Hormones and Human Behaviour provides an up-to-date and readily accessible account of current knowledge concerning the influence of hormones on human behaviour, largely from a physiological point of view. The topics covered include the control of eating, drinking, sexual behaviour, emotional behaviour, learning and memory, as well as the ways in which psychiatric states may affect these activities, and in which hormones may alter mental function. Thus the book will be of considerable interest to those working in the behavioural sciences and psychiatry, as well as to those studying for specialist qualifications in psychological medicine.
Main Description
Originally published in 1985, Hormones and Human Behaviour provides an account of knowledge concerning the influence of hormones on human behaviour, largely from a physiological point of view. The topics covered include the control of eating, drinking, sexual behaviour, emotional behaviour, learning and memory, as well as the ways in which psychiatric states may affect these activities, and in which hormones may alter mental function. Thus the book will be of interest to those working in the behavioural sciences and psychiatry, as well as to those studying for specialist qualifications in psychological medicine.
Table of Contents
Preface
Introduction and overview
The pituitary gland and behaviour: the neurohypophysis
The anterior pituitary gland and behaviour
Neurotransmitters and endocrine function
Cellular mechanisms of hormone action
Patterns in hormone secretion
Hormones and brain development
Hormones and male sexual behaviour
Hormones and aggression
Hormones and the control of food intake
Hormones and emotion
Hormones and learning and memory
What next?
References
Index
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