Hormones and Behavior

Type of psychology: Biological bases of behavior Fields of study: Auditory, chemical, cutaneous, and body senses; endocrine system

Hormones are chemical messengers, usually of protein or steroid content, that are produced in certain body tissues and that target specific genes in the cells of other body tissues, thereby affecting the development and function of these tissues and the entire organism. By exerting their influences on various parts of the body, hormones can affect behavior.

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