Current research on hormones and behavior deals with two distinct, but related aspects of hormone action, the effects of hormones on behavior controlled by a fixed substrate and the effects of hormones on the development and differentiation of the substrate for behavior. These have often been called the “activating” and “organizing” actions of hormones, respectively. Within the context of both of these modes of action of hormones, I would like to discuss certain methodological considerations and contemporary approaches to the endocrinological analysis of behavior.
KeywordsSexual Behavior Mating Behavior Hormone Action Testosterone Propionate Estradiol Benzoate
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