Hormones and Social Behavior

Hormones and Social Behavior

This book concentrates on two major topics: firstly, the molecular and neural biology of hormone actions relevant to normal social behaviors; and secondly, the clinical treatment of human patients in whom these behaviors have gone wrong.

Author: Donald W. Pfaff

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540792888

Category: Medical

Page: 199

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This book concentrates on two major topics: firstly, the molecular and neural biology of hormone actions relevant to normal social behaviors; and secondly, the clinical treatment of human patients in whom these behaviors have gone wrong.
Categories: Medical

Hormones Health and Behaviour

Hormones  Health and Behaviour

Hormones, Health and Behavior looks at the relationship of human biology and human society at the intersection of behavior, hormones and health.

Author: Catherine Panter-Brick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521573320

Category: Medical

Page: 290

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State-of-the-art review of how hormones mediate in relationships between behaviour and health.
Categories: Medical

Women s Health

Women s Health

Describes the interplay between environment, genes and mental health in women.

Author: Regina C. Casper

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521563410

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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Describes the interplay between environment, genes and mental health in women.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

The health sector in developing countries: Problemsfor the 1990s and beyond.Annual Review of Public Health, 11, 335–358. ... In C.Panter-Brick & C.M.Worthman (Eds.),Hormones,health,and behaviour: A socio-ecological and lifespan ...

Author: Jeannine Coreil

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc

ISBN: 9781412957045

Category: Medical

Page: 434

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This book is intended as a core textbook for courses in public health that examines current issues in health from a social and behavioral science perspective. It is a cross-disciplinary course (public health, medical sociology, health psychology, medical anthropology) and thus there are many ways to teach the course based on a particular instructor's perspective. The authors wrote the book because they were dissatisfied with the way other texts apply social science to public health and found that many texts being used were from related fields such as medicine, nursing or general health.The authors are planning to do a major revision based on reviews they have collected and the reviews we have collected. We believe the revised edition will essentially be a new text based on rich feedback. They will include new theory, new cases, new research, and a rich ancillary package. They will also reduce the frameworks presented to make the book more readable to students.
Categories: Medical

Health and Behavior

Health and Behavior

The book covers three main areas: What do biological, behavioral, and social sciences contribute to our understanding of healthâ€"including cardiovascular, immune system and brain functioning, behaviors that influence health, the role of ...

Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309132879

Category: Medical

Page: 395

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Health and Behavior reviews our improved understanding of the complex interplay among biological, psychological, and social influences and explores findings suggested by recent research-including interventions at multiple levels that we can employ to improve human health. The book covers three main areas: What do biological, behavioral, and social sciences contribute to our understanding of health-including cardiovascular, immune system and brain functioning, behaviors that influence health, the role of social networks and socioeconomic status, and more. What can we learn from applied research on interventions to improve the health of individuals, families, communities, organizations, and larger populations? How can we expeditiously translate research findings into application?
Categories: Medical

Human Biological Diversity

Human Biological Diversity

These include Hunter Gatherers; Abandoned Children; Hormones, Health and Behaviour; and Biosocial Perspectives on Children, all published by Cambridge University Press. Her most recent book is Health, Risk and Adversity, published by ...

Author: Daniel E. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317347811

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

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This text is intended for the sophomore level course in human variation/human biology taught in anthropology departments. It may also serve as a supplementary text in introductory physical anthropology courses. In addition to covering the standard topics for the course, it features contemporary topics in human biology such as the Human Genome Project, genetic engineering, the effects of stress, obesity and pollution.
Categories: Social Science

Methods in Social Neuroscience

Methods in Social Neuroscience

Hormonal correlates of personality and social contexts: From nonhuman to human primates. In C. Panter-Brick & C. Worthman (Eds.), Hormones, health, and behaviour: A socio- ecological and lifespan perspective (pp. 18–46).

Author: Eddie Harmon-Jones

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9781462506279

Category: Psychology

Page: 353

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Straightforward and practical, this is the first book to provide detailed guidance for using neurobiological methods in the study of human social behavior, personality, and affect. Each chapter clearly introduces the method at hand, provides examples of the method's applications, discusses its strengths and limitations, and reviews concrete experimental design considerations. Written by acknowledged experts, chapters cover neuroimaging techniques, genetic measurement, hormonal methods, lesion studies, startle eyeblink responses, facial electromyography, autonomic nervous system responses, and modeling based on neural networks.
Categories: Psychology

Behavioral Endocrinology

Behavioral Endocrinology

Sapolsky , R. Hormonal correlates of personality and social contexts : From non - human to human primates . ( 1999 ) In C. Panter - Brick and C. Worthman ( Eds . ) , Hormones , Health and Behaviour : A Socio - Ecological and Lifespan ...

Author: Jill B. Becker

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262523213

Category: Medical

Page: 812

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The second edition of a popular introduction to the field of behavioral endocrinology.
Categories: Medical

Substitute Parents

Substitute Parents

Bidirectional effects of stress and glucocorticoid hormones on immune function: possible explanations for paradoxical observations. In R. Ader, D.L. Felten, ... In C. Panter-Brick and C. Worthman, eds., Hormones, Health, and Behaviour.

Author: Gillian Bentley

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857456410

Category: Social Science

Page: 374

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From a comparative perspective, human life histories are unique and raising offspring is unusually costly: humans have relatively short birth intervals compared to other apes, childhood is long, mothers care simultaneously for many dependent children (other apes raise one offspring at a time), infant mortality is high in natural fertility/mortality populations, and human females have a long post-reproductive lifespan. These features conspire to make child raising very burdensome. Mothers frequently defray these costs with paternal help (not usual in other ape species), although this contribution is not always enough. Grandmothers, elder siblings, paid allocarers, or society as a whole, help to defray the costs of childcare, both in our evolutionary past and now. Studying offspring care in a various human societies, and other mammalian species, a wide range of specialists such as anthropologists, psychologists, animal behaviorists, evolutionary ecologists, economists and sociologists, have contributed to this volume, offering new insights into and a better understanding of one of the key areas of human society.
Categories: Social Science

Hormones and Economic Behavior

Hormones and Economic Behavior

J. Neurosci. 31, 10627–10639. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1237-11.2011 Lovallo, W. R. (2013). Early life adversity reduces stress reactivity and enhances impulsive behavior: implications for health behaviors. Int. J. Psychophysiol.

Author: Pablo Brañas-Garza

Publisher: Frontiers Media SA

ISBN: 9782889457359

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Behavioral correlates of hormones, emphasized by psychologists, have captured the attention of economists in the past years. Behavioral economists, in particular, have investigated the possible roles of hormones on economic decision making and behavior as well as social preferences and cognitive abilities. Testosterone, oxytocin, dopamine, serotonin and stress hormones are the foremost studied ones in economic contexts. Yet, the results are mixed and the relationship between hormones and economic behavior is under-investigated to this date. Hormone levels are measurable and manipulatable (e.g. activate, de-activate, block). The fact that the behavioral economics also employs experimental methodology makes it possible to observe both correlational and causal relationships between hormones and economic behavior. Since numerous environmental, social and biological factors interact with hormone fluctuations, capturing the true impacts of hormones on decisions and behavior is challenging. Manipulating hormone levels in the body is a method that is used to tackle this issue. Such studies compare observed behaviors of hormones or placebo administrated participants to determine causal relationships. This Research Topic welcomes the studies on the direct or indirect correlates of hormones on economic behavior and decision making to create new insights on the economic consequences of endocrine activity.
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