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Adaptation and well-being : social allostasis

Author: Jay Schulkin
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Recently, an interest in our understanding of well-being within the context of competition and cooperation has re-emerged within the biological and neural sciences. Given that we are social animals, our well-being is tightly linked to interactions with others. Pro-social behavior establishes and sustains human contact, contributing to well-being. Adaptation and Well-Being is about the evolution and biological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Schulkin, Jay.
Adaptation and well-being.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2011002439
(OCoLC)665137578
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Schulkin
ISBN: 9781139077217 113907721X 9781139079488 1139079484 9781139079488
OCLC Number: 727944917
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 204 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Machine generated contents note: 1. Evolutionary Perspectives and Hominoid Expression --
2. Cognitive Competence and Cortical Evolution --
3. A Window into the Brain --
4. Chemical Messengers and the Physiology of Change and Adaptation --
5. Social Neuroendocrinology --
6. Cephalic Adaptation: Incentives and Devolution --
7. Neocortex, Amygdala, Prosocial Behaviors.
Responsibility: Jay Schulkin.

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Exploring the behavioral neuroscience of social attachment, this book considers the evolution of social contact and its biological importance for human well-being. Through chapters on evolutionary  Read more...

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