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

Spring 2004

PSY 341K • Animal Sexuality

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40017 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% (15% each)
    • Examinations - 60% (30% each)
    • Attendance/ Participation/ Short Essays 10%

    Texts

    Assigned Text: R.J. Nelson, An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology. Second edition. 2000. Sinauer Associates. 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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