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Jacqueline Woolley, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Fall 2008

PSY 332C • Hormones and Behavior

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
44185 MWF
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
NOA 1.126

Course Description

The class will address multiple topics related to studies on hormones and behavior. These topics will be addressed at multiple levels from the regulation of gene expression in the brain to the interactions between neurotransmitters and hormones in the regulations of behaviors in animal models and in humans. The topics covered in class will include sexual behavior, sexual differentiation, parental behavior, aggressive behavior, feeding and drinking, stress, learning and memory, circadian and seasonal rhythms, neuronal and behavioral plasticity.

Grading Policy

  • Midterm exam - 30% of total grade
  • 3 reviews of papers - 10% of total grade, each
  • Comprehensive final - 30% of total grade
  • Class Participation - 10% of total grade
  • Midterm and Final exams will include short assay and short answer questions. The students will be given three papers on the topic of Hormones and Behavior and will work in small groups to summarize these papers.


    An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology, second edition, by R.J. Nelson, Sinauer Associates, Inc.


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