Fall 2008

Hormones and Behavior

Listed in: Psychology, as PSYC-59


Sarah M. Turgeon (Section 01)


This course will analyze how hormones influence the brain and behavior. We will focus on the role gonadal hormones play in animal behaviors such as aggression and sex and consider whether these hormones greatly influence human behaviors. Sexual orientation, maternal behavior, cognitive abilities, the menopause, etc., will be addressed from the point of view of science and from a social, historical and cultural perspective. Students must have a strong science background; knowledge of biology or neuroscience is preferred. Instructor consent required. Limited to 15 students. Fall semester. Professor Turgeon.