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James W. Pennebaker, Chair The University of Texas at Austin, SEA 4.212, Austin, TX 78712 • (512) 475-7596

Spring 2009

PSY 341K • Animal Sexuality

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43150 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
WEL 2.256
CREWS

Course Description

Hormones are powerful molecules that not only help shape the development of the body and regulate physiological processes, but they also act on the brain to influence how individuals behave. Not only can hormones influence an individual's behavior, but the behavioral experience of the individual can in turn affect hormone release. Although males and females produce the same hormones, they produce them in different amounts and patterns and it is important to be aware of how these different hormones may exert their anatomical or physiological effects.

Grading Policy

Quizzes 30% (10% on First Quiz, 20% on Second Quiz) Examinations 45% (20% on First Examination, 25% on Second Examination) Short Essays 20% (5% each) In-class quizzes 5%

Texts

There is no assigned text. However, it is recommended that students read or obtain R.J. Nelson, An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology. Third edition. 2005. Sinauer Associates. This can be found as a used book. Recommended Reading: J. Becker, M. Breedlove, M. McCarthy, and D. Crews, eds. Behavioral Endocrinology, Second edition. 2002. Bradford Books, M.I.T. Press.

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