The Behavioral Control of Reproductive Physiology

  • N. T. Adler
Part of the Advances in Behavioral Biology book series (ABBI, volume 11)


This paper analyzes the behavioral control of reproductive physiology in animals. Like the other articles on behavioral and social determinants of reproductive behavior in this volume, it treats social or behavioral events as the cause and reproductive physiology as the effect. This is the psychosomatic paradigm; it adds a dimension to the articles included elsewhere in the volume in which the physiological mecha nisms controlling behavior are treated as the cause and behavior as the effect.


Behavioral Control Estrous Cycle Pudendal Nerve Sensory Field Reproductive Physiology 
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  • N. T. Adler
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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