The neurobiological mechanisms of hormone-brain-behavior interaction through an examination of empirical research and textbook readings. Topics include neuroendocrine systems, hormone cell signaling and physiology, neurodevelopment and sexual differentiation, sex differences in social behaviors across species (parenting and mating), stress response systems, hormone-related mood disorders; with consideration of ethical issues. Research paper required. Strong emphasis on neurobiology. Prerequisite: Psychology 106/Neuroscience 101 or Psychology 107/Neuroscience 102. Recommended prerequisite: background knowledge gained from additional courses in neuroscience, psychology, biology, or evolutionary anthropology.
Prerequisite: Psychology 106/Neuroscience 101 or Psychology 107/Neuroscience 102