Hormones and Social Behaviour

  • Donald W. Pfaff
  • Claude Kordon
  • Philippe Chanson
  • Yves Christen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. M.D. Hauser, L. Young
    Pages 1-11
  3. Elena Choleris, Martin Kavaliers, Donald W. Pfaff
    Pages 13-25
  4. Berend Olivier, Johnny S.W. Chan, Marcel D. Waldinger
    Pages 27-45
  5. Larry J. Young
    Pages 57-64
  6. Dionysia T. Theodosis
    Pages 103-120
  7. E.R de Kloet, N.A. Datson, Y. Revsin, D.L. Champagne, M.S. Oitzl
    Pages 131-150
  8. Serge Stoléru
    Pages 163-175
  9. Donald W. Pfaff, Ralph Adolphs
    Pages 187-196
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 197-199

About this book


Advances in 21st Century neuroscience and endocrinology will permit complex problems of medicine and public health to be elucidated. Among these problems are failures of normal social and sexual behaviors. As it turns out, these behaviors are influenced by hormone actions in the human brain using mechanisms that we have inherited from lower animals. This book concentrates on two major topics: First, the molecular and neural biology of hormone actions relevant to normal social behaviors; and Second, the clinical treatment of human patients in whom these behaviors have gone wrong.


Action aggression alcohol behavior evolution hormone interaction mind neurobiology neuropeptides neuroscience peptides psychology steroid stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald W. Pfaff
    • 1
  • Claude Kordon
    • 2
  • Philippe Chanson
    • 3
  • Yves Christen
    • 4
  1. 1.Lab. Neurobiology & BehaviorRockefeller UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institut NeckerParisFrance
  3. 3.Endocrinology and Reproductive DiseasesUniversity Hospital BicêtreLe Kremlin-BicêtreFrance
  4. 4.Pour la Recherche ThérapeutiqueFondation IPSENParisFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-79286-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-79288-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-2253
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