Campbell, Neil A., Jane B. Reece, and Laurence G. Mitchell. Biology. 6th ed. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings, 2002. This introductory biology text presents an exhaustive overview of biology. Unit 7, dealing with animal form and function, gives an overview of the endocrine system, along with a discussion of its effects on reproduction, development, and behavior.
James, Vivian, ed. "Hormones and Sport Symposium." Journal of Endocrinology 170 (2001). This special issue is devoted to the effects of hormones on sporting activity. The coverage within the issue focuses on the role of hormones in sports as well as the problems in attempting to eliminate potentially problematic drug abuse by athletes. Manning, Aubrey. An Introduction to Animal Behavior. 4th ed. Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, 1992. This concise, thorough survey of animal behavior theory and research employs hundreds of experimental studies to describe major aspects of the subject. Chapter 2, "The Development of Behavior," discusses the roles of hormones in animal development and social behavior. Chapter 4, "Motivation," is an extensive study of animal drives and motivations as influenced by hormones, pheromones, and environmental stimuli. Martini, Frederic H., E. F. Bartholomew, and K. Welch. The Human Body in Health and Disease. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2000. This college-level text outlines the structure and function of the endocrine system and demonstrates its interrelationship with the nervous system and its effects on behavior. Well-written and illustrated. Nelson, Randy J. An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology. 2d ed. Sunder-land, Mass.: Sinauer Associates, 2000. This text covers hormones and behavior in historical perspective, knowledge in cell and molecular biology and behavior, present and future research in the field. Raven, Peter H., and George B.Johnson. Biology. 6th ed. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002. An introductory survey of biology for the beginning student. It contains beautiful illustrations and photographs. Describes the endocrine systems of human and mammals, the major hormones produced by each endocrine gland, and the effects of these hormones upon the body.
Sherwood, Lauralee. Human Physiology: From Cells to Systems. 5th ed. Belmont, Calif.: Thomson/Brooks/Cole, 2004. This college physiology text outlines the functioning of the endocrine glands and the hormones that they produce. Two chapters focus on endocrinology, highlighting the effects of hormones on behavior.
Wallace, Robert A., Gerald P. Sanders, and Robert J. Ferl. Biology: The Science of Life. 4th ed. New York: HarperCollins, 1999. This introduction to biology for the beginning student exhausts the subject, but it does so by providing a wealth ofinformation, constructive diagrams, and beautiful photographs dealing with human hormones and their effects upon the body.
David Wason Hollar, Jr.; updated by Robin Kamienny Montvilo
See also: Emotions; Endocrine System; Nervous System; Stress.
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