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Routledge International Handbook of Social Neuroendocrinology

Edited by: Oliver C. Schultheiss , Pranjal H. Mehta

Print publication date:  October  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138711440
eBook ISBN: 9781315200439
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The Routledge International Handbook of Social Neuroendocrinology is an authoritative reference work providing a balanced overview of current scholarship spanning the full breadth of the rapidly developing field of social neuroendocrinology. Considering the relationships between hormones, the brain, and social behavior, this collection brings together groundbreaking research in the field for the first time.

Featuring 39 chapters written by leading researchers, the handbook offers impressive breadth of coverage. It begins with an overview of the history of social neuroendocrinology before discussing its methodological foundations and challenges. Other topics covered include state-of-the-art research on dominance and aggression; social affiliation; reproduction and pair bonding (e.g., sexual behavior, sexual orientation, romantic relationships); pregnancy and parenting; stress and emotion; cognition and decision making; social development; and mental and physical health. The handbook adopts a lifespan approach to the study of social neuroendocrinology throughout, covering the role that hormones play during gestation, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. It also illustrates the evolutionary forces that have shaped hormone-behavior associations across species, including research on humans, non-human primates, birds, and rodents.

The handbook will serve as an authoritative reference work for researchers, students, and others intrigued by this topic, while also inspiring new lines of research on interactions among hormones, brain, and behavior in social contexts.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  History of social neuroendocrinology in humans Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Hormone measurement in social neuroendocrinology Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Reproducibility in social neuroendocrinology Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Leveraging seasonality in male songbirds to better understand the neuroendocrine regulation of vertebrate aggression Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Behavioral and neuroendocrine plasticity in the form of winner and loser effects Download PDF
Chapter  6:  The endocrinology of dominance relations in non-human primates Download PDF
Chapter  7:  The dual-hormone approach to dominance and status-seeking Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Social neuroendocrinology of human aggression Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Social endocrinology in evolutionary perspective Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Organizational and activational effects of progesterone on social behavior in female mammals Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The neuroendocrinological basis of human affiliation Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Oxytocin and human sociality Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Affiliative or aggressive? The role of oxytocin in antisocial behaviour through the lens of the social salience hypothesis Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Functional roles of gonadal hormones in human pair bonding and sexuality Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Organizational effects of hormones on sexual orientation Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Hormones and close relationship processes Download PDF
Chapter  17:  The many faces of human caregiving Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The social neuroendocrinology of pregnancy and breastfeeding in mothers (and others) Download PDF
Chapter  19:  The neuroendocrinology of fatherhood Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Sex hormonal effects on brain lateralization Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Estrogens and androgens in the prefrontal cortex Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Sex hormones and economic decision making in the lab Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Emotional processing and sex hormones Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Hormonal modulation of reinforcement learning and reward-related processes – a role for 17ß-estradiol, progesterone and testosterone Download PDF
Chapter  25:  The impact of psychosocial stress on cognition Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Intra- and interindividual differences in cortisol stress responses Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Stress and social development in adolescence in a rodent model Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Oxytocin and vasopressin systems in the development of social behavior Download PDF
Chapter  29:  The social neuroendocrinology and development of executive functions Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Sensitive periods of development and the organizing actions of gonadal steroid hormones on the adolescent brain Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The social biopsychology of implicit motive development Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Interventions, stress during development, and psychosocial adjustment Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Developmental trajectories of HPA–HPG dual-axes coupling Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Neuroendocrinological aspects of social anxiety and aggression-related disorders Download PDF
Chapter  35:  The social neuroendocrinology of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder Download PDF
Chapter  36:  Attachment and depression Download PDF
Chapter  37:  Sexual dimorphism in drug addiction Download PDF
Chapter  38:  Neuroendocrine–immune interactions in health and disease Download PDF
Chapter  39:  The social neuroendocrinology of athletic competition Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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