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Functional and dysfunctional sexual behavior : a synthesis of neuroscience and comparative psychology

Author: Anders Ågmo
Publisher: Amsterdam ; London : Academic, 2007.
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This book explores the full consequences of the dissociation between sexual behaviors and reproduction. Among the themes covered is the difference between the stereotyped sexual behaviors in non-human mammals and the astounding variety of human sexual behaviors. The role of learning in shaping sexual behaviors is explained, and it is shown how particular sexual experiences may be at the origin of common human sexual  Read more...
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Ågmo, Anders.
Functional and dysfunctional sexual behavior.
Amsterdam ; London : Academic, 2007
(OCoLC)148283591
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anders Ågmo
ISBN: 9780123705907 0123705908 9780080549385 0080549381
OCLC Number: 162131380
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 489 pages)
Contents: Preface. --
Introduction. --
On the purpose of sex and some notes on scientific explanations. --
An incentive motivational framework and the description of sexual behaviours. --
The stimulus control of sexual incentive motivation: Non-human mammals. --
The stimulus control of sexual incentive motivation: The human. --
Endocrine control of sexual behavior. --
Neural control of sexual behavior. --
Learning and sex: Sexual activity as reinforcement and reward. --
Preference for same sex partners: Basic concepts and its occurrence in non-human mammals. --
Preference for same sex partners in the human. --
Some comments on the concepts of normal or functional sexual behavior. --
Hypoactive sexual desire disorder. --
Hyperactive sexual desire and the paraphilias. --
On the omissions.
Responsibility: Anders Ågmo.

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