Spring 2015

Hormones and Behavior

Listed in: Neuroscience, as NEUR-359  |  Psychology, as PSYC-359

Formerly listed as: PSYC-59


Sarah M. Turgeon (Section 01)


(Offered as PSYC 359 and NEUR 359.)  This course will examine the influence of hormones on brain and behavior. We will introduce basic endocrine (hormone) system physiology and discuss the different approaches that researchers take to address questions of hormone-behavior relationships.  We will consider evidence from both the human and the animal literature for the role of hormones in sexual differentiation (the process by which we become male or female), sexual behavior, parental behavior, stress, aggression, cognitive function, and affective disorders.    

Requisite: PSYC 212 or NEUR 226.  Limited to 15 students.  Spring semester. Professor Turgeon.

If Overenrolled: Priority will be given to preregistered students based on seniority and major (Psychology and Neuroscience), then slots filled based on seniority


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Fall 2008, Fall 2012, Spring 2015