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Endocrinology of social relationships

Author: Peter Thorpe Ellison; Peter B Gray
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2009.
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In social relationships whether between mates, parents and offspring, or friends we find much of life's meaning. But in these relationships, might we also detect the workings, even directives, of  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Thorpe Ellison; Peter B Gray
ISBN: 9780674031173 0674031172
OCLC Number: 898601984
Description: VII, 499 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: * Introduction: Endocrinology of Social Relationships Peter B. Gray and Peter T. Ellison Part I: Theoretical and Empirical Context * Evolution and Ecological Diversity in Animal Mating and Parenting Systems Phyllis C. Lee * Neuroendocrine Mechanisms Underlying Social Relationships Kim Wallen and Janice Hassett * Social Relationships and Reproductive Ecology Peter T. Ellison * Hormone-Behavior Interrelationships in a Changing Environment John C. Wingfield * The Endocrinology of the Human Adaptive Complex Jane B. Lancaster and Hillard S. Kaplan Part II: Social Relationships among Non-human Animals * The Endocrinology of Social Relationships in Rodents C. Sue Carter, Ericka Boone, Angela J. Grippo, Michael Ruscio, and Karen L. Bales * The Endocrinology of Family Relationships in Bi-Parental Monkeys Toni E. Ziegler and Charles T. Snowdon * Hormonal and Neurochemical Influences on Aggression in Group-Living Monkeys Lynn A. Fairbanks * The Endocrinology of Intersexual Relationships in the Apes Melissa Emery Thompson Part III: Social Relationships Among Humans * Human Sex Differences in Social Relationships: Organizational and Activational Effects of Androgens Matthew H. McIntyre and Carole K. Hooven * The Role of Sex Hormones in the Initiation of Human Mating Relationships James R. Roney * Human Male Testosterone, Pair Bonding and Fatherhood Peter B. Gray and Benjamin C. Campbell * Neurobiology of Human Maternal Care Alison S. Fleming and Andrea Gonzalez * Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and Human Social Behavior Roxanne Sanchez, Jeffrey C. Parkin, Jennie Y. Chen, and Peter B. Gray * Androgens and Diversity in Adult Human Partnering Sari M. van Anders * Early Life Influences on the Ontogeny of Neuroendocrine Stress Response in the Human Child Pablo Nepomnaschy and Mark Flinn * References * Contributors * Index
Responsibility: edited by Peter T. Ellison and Peter B. Gray.


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