Bioscience 33 (October, 1983). The entire issue is devoted to the effects of hormones on behavior. Includes an article on invertebrates in general, followed by articles on fish through primates. Written in nonesoteric language.
Brennan, James F. History and Systems of Psychology. 5 th ed. Englewood Cliffs,
N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1997. Readable presentation of the history and development of psychology. Covers the highlights of the discipline from the time of ancient Greece. Good background material for those not well grounded in psychology and interesting reading for those with a historical leaning.
Donovan, Bernard T. Hormones and Human Behaviour. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1985. An excellent compilation of the information available on hormones and behavior up to 1985. Uses technical language, but one who reads on a high-school level and has had some exposure to science will find the book informative and interesting. Focuses on the pituitary, the gonads, and the adrenals, and their effect on human behavior.
Drickamer, Lee C., Stephen H. Vessey, and Elizabeth Jakob. Animal Behavior. 5th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2001. Intended for undergraduate students who are interested in animal behavior. Of particular interest is chapter 10, which deals with hormones and behavior. Presents a clear explanation of the endocrine system and the mechanism of hormone action. Avoids highly technical language. The effect of hormones on behavior of invertebrates and vertebrates is well illustrated with many interesting examples from the animal world.
Highnam, Kenneth Charles, and Leonard Hill. The Comparative Endocrinology of the Invertebrates. 2d ed. Baltimore: University Park Press, 1977. Various types of invertebrate endocrine systems are described in this book. Although the book was published in 1977, it is a valuable source of information, especially on the insect and crustacean hormones. Technical language is used but is clearly explained in laypersons' terms. Drawings and charts contribute to the understanding of the material.
Pinel, John P.J. Biopsychology. 4th ed. Boston: Allyn & Bacon, 1999. A textbook intended for use by undergraduate college students. There are two chapters of particular interest. Chapter 1 defines the position of bio-psychology within the larger field of psychology, delineates the subdivisions of biopsychology, and describes the type of research carried out in each area. An account of research involving the human reproductive hormones and their effects is found in chapter 10. Both chapters are interesting and well written. The author makes use of good examples, drawings, and charts.
See also: Emotions; Hormones and Behavior; Memory: Animal Research;
Stress: Physiological Responses.
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