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Published: 09 May 2019

592 Pages


ISBN: 9780190649739

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The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology

Edited by Lisa L. M. Welling and Todd K. Shackelford

Oxford Library of Psychology

  • Outlines how hormones affect our daily lives, including our mood, health, choice of romantic partner, friendships, jealousy, aggression, and social behaviors
  • Evidence outlined therein shows that our behavior and psychology are influenced by our underlying biology
  • Considers how hormones acting together can produce context-specific responses, which helps to explain how individual hormones appear to function in paradoxical ways
  • Discusses competing theories for similar behaviors, such as the Challenge Hypothesis, the Biosocial Model of Status, Fight-or-flight response, and the Tend-and-befriend response

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