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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, so critical to our well-being, might we also detect the workings, even directives, of biology? This book, a rare melding of human and animal research and theoretical and empirical science, ventures into the most interesting realms of behavioral biology to examine the intimate role of endocrinology in social relationships.

The importance of hormones to reproductive behavior--from breeding cycles to male sexual display--is well known. What this book considers is the increasing evidence that hormones are just as important to social behavior. Peter Ellison and Peter Gray include the latest findings--both practical and theoretical--on the hormonal component of both casual interactions and fundamental bonds. The contributors, senior scholars and rising scientists whose work is shaping the field, go beyond the proximate mechanics of neuroendocrine physiology to integrate behavioral endocrinology with areas such as reproductive ecology and life history theory. Ranging broadly across taxa, from birds and rodents to primates, the volume pays particular attention to human endocrinology and social relationships, a focus largely missing from most works of behavioral endocrinology.

Synopsis:

This book, a rare melding of human and animal research and theoretical and empirical science, ventures into the most interesting realms of behavioral biology to examine the intimate role of endocrinology in social relationships.

About the Author

Peter T. Ellison is John Cowles Professor of Anthropology and Human Evolutionary Biology at Harvard University.Peter B. Gray is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Table of Contents

  • Introduction: Endocrinology of Social Relationships Peter B. Gray and Peter T. Ellison

    Part I: Theoretical and Empirical Context

  1. Evolution and Ecological Diversity in Animal Mating and Parenting Systems Phyllis C. Lee
  2. Neuroendocrine Mechanisms Underlying Social Relationships Kim Wallen and Janice Hassett
  3. Social Relationships and Reproductive Ecology Peter T. Ellison
  4. Hormone-Behavior Interrelationships in a Changing Environment John C. Wingfield
  5. The Endocrinology of the Human Adaptive Complex Jane B. Lancaster and Hillard S. Kaplan
  6. Part II: Social Relationships among Non-human Animals

  7. The Endocrinology of Social Relationships in Rodents C. Sue Carter, Ericka Boone, Angela J. Grippo, Michael Ruscio, and Karen L. Bales
  8. The Endocrinology of Family Relationships in Bi-Parental Monkeys Toni E. Ziegler and Charles T. Snowdon
  9. Hormonal and Neurochemical Influences on Aggression in Group-Living Monkeys Lynn A. Fairbanks
  10. The Endocrinology of Intersexual Relationships in the Apes Melissa Emery Thompson
  11. Part III: Social Relationships Among Humans

  12. Human Sex Differences in Social Relationships: Organizational and Activational Effects of Androgens Matthew H. McIntyre and Carole K. Hooven
  13. The Role of Sex Hormones in the Initiation of Human Mating Relationships James R. Roney
  14. Human Male Testosterone, Pair Bonding and Fatherhood Peter B. Gray and Benjamin C. Campbell
  15. Neurobiology of Human Maternal Care Alison S. Fleming and Andrea Gonzalez
  16. Oxytocin, Vasopressin, and Human Social Behavior Roxanne Sanchez, Jeffrey C. Parkin, Jennie Y. Chen, and Peter B. Gray
  17. Androgens and Diversity in Adult Human Partnering Sari M. van Anders
  18. Early Life Influences on the Ontogeny of Neuroendocrine Stress Response in the Human Child Pablo Nepomnaschy and Mark Flinn
  • References
  • Contributors
  • Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780674063990
Author:
Ellison, Peter T.
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Author:
Lee, Phyllis C.
Author:
Grippo, Angela J.
Author:
Gonzalez, Andrea
Author:
Wallen, Kim
Author:
Kaplan, Hillard S.
Author:
Snowdon, Charles
Author:
Gray, Peter B.
Author:
Flinn, Mark
Author:
Sari M. Van Anders
Author:
Parkin, Jeffrey C.
Author:
Boone, Ericka
Author:
Wingfield, John C.
Author:
Roney, James R.
Author:
Nepomnaschy, Pablo
Author:
Bales, Karen L.
Author:
Lancaster, Jane B.
Author:
Chen, Jennie Y.
Author:
Campbell, Benjamin C.
Author:
Ruscio, Michael
Author:
Sanchez, Roxanne
Author:
McIntyre, Matthew H.
Author:
van Anders, Sari M.
Author:
Fairbanks, Lynn A.
Author:
Carter, C. Sue
Author:
Hooven, Carole K.
Author:
Thompson, Melissa Emery
Author:
Fleming, Alison S.
Author:
Ziegler, Toni E.
Author:
Hassett, Janice
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Biochemistry
Subject:
Chemistry-Biochemistry
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Subject:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Anatomy & Physiology (see also Life Sciences / Human Anatomy & Physiology)
Subject:
Psychology-Physiological Psychology
Subject:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120305
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 halftone, 30 line illustrations, 12 ta
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Anatomy and Physiology
Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General
Science and Mathematics » Biology » Ethology and Animal Behavior
Science and Mathematics » Biology » General
Science and Mathematics » Chemistry » Biochemistry

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