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Males, Females, and Behavior: Toward Biological Understanding

Males, Females, and Behavior: Toward Biological Understanding

by Lee Ellis, Linda Ebertz


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In nine chapters, contributors explore how genetic, hormonal, and neurological factors affect the behavior of males and females within complex environmental settings. Based on the latest research, the essays theorize about the causes of variation in sex differences in behavior and related phenomena. Sex differences in behavior are examined as a cross-species phenomenon and as having numerous biological as well as environmental determinants.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275959418
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 07/30/1998
Series: Communication
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)

About the Author

LEE ELLIS is Professor of Sociology at Minot State University. He is the editor of Crime in Biological, Social, and Moral Contexts (1990), Social Stratification and Socioeconomic Inequality, Volumes 1 and 2 (1993, 1994), and Sexual Orientation: Toward Biological Understanding (1997), all from Praeger.

LINDA EBERTZ assisted Lee Ellis in organizing the 1995 International Behavioral Development Symposium upon which this book is based.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Milton Diamond


Genetic and Perinatal Influences on Male/Female Differences in Behavior

Some Genetic Aspects of Human Sexual Behavior by David E. Comings

Sex Hormonal Modulation of Nernal Development In Vitro: Implications for Brain Sex Differentiation by Robert H. Lustig

Evidence from Opposite-Sex Twins for the Effects of Prenatal Sex Hormones by Edward M. Miller

Effects of Perinatal and Puberal Steroid Imprinting in Sexual Behavior of Adult Rats by György Csaba

Neurological Manifestations of Perinatal Sexual Differentiation

Organizational and Activational Effects of Dopamine on Male Sexual Behavior by Elaine M. Hull et al.

Gender-Specific Alterations in Adult Sexual Behavior and Brain Neurotransmitters following Prenatal Morphine Exposure by Ilona Vathy

The Involvement of Neonatal 5HT Receptor-Mediated Effects on Sexual Dimorphism of Adult Behavior in the Rat by Catherine A. Wilson et al.

Developmental Significance of the Postnatal Testosterone "Surge" in Male Primates by Alan F. Dixson, Gillian R. Brown, and Claire M. Nevison

Sex Differences in the Organization of Behavior Patterns: Endpoint Measures Do Not Tell the Whole Story by Sergio M. Pellis and Evelyn Field

Neuro-Cognitive Aspects of Male/Female Differences in Behavior

Cerebral Asymmetry and Cognitive Performance Show Complementary Fluctuation across the Menstrual Cycle by Geoff Sanders and Deborah Wenmoth

Gender-Related Individual Differences and National Merit Test Performance: Girls Who Are "Masculine" and Boys Who Are "Feminine" Tend to Do Better by Richard Lippa

Gender Differences in Bereavement Response and Longevity: Findings from the California State University Twin Loss Study by Nancy L. Segal

Applying the Interpersonal Circle and Evolutionary Theory of Gender Differences in Psychopathological Traits by Katharine Blick Hoyenga et al.


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