Sex Pheromones in Golden Hamsters

  • Robert E. Johnston


In this chapter I will review the role of female odors in the causation of sexual behavior of male hamsters. I will not attempt to review related topics such as the role of male odors in female sexual behavior or the relevant work on neural mechanisms of sexual behavior in hamsters (see Devor, this volume). In addition to being a detailed treatment of one species this chapter will highlight some methodological and theoretical issues that are applicable to mammalian pheromone work in general.


Sexual Behavior Golden Hamster Harderian Gland Carrot Juice Vaginal Secretion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert E. Johnston
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCornell UniversityIthacaUSA

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