Cover: Endocrinology of Social Relationships, from Harvard University PressCover: Endocrinology of Social Relationships in PAPERBACK

Endocrinology of Social Relationships

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PAPERBACK

$26.00 • £20.95 • €23.50

ISBN 9780674063990

Publication Date: 03/05/2012

Short

512 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 halftone, 30 line illustrations, 12 tables

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The editors and their authors have produced a definitive and scholarly, yet readable, state-of-the-art presentation of a fascinating and timely topic. This landmark volume is rich in ideas, conclusions, and questions for the future. As the editors point out, we are all being exposed, like it or not, to hormones in the environment and to ads full of claims about the benefits of administering hormones. We need to understand how such hormones might (or might not) be affecting social relationships. Will spraying on some oxytocin make your colleagues like you? Probably not, but reading Endocrinology of Social Relationships produced warm feelings about the ability of good science to illuminate the human condition.—Elizabeth Adkins-Regan, Science

The first volume to pull together the emerging field of human behavioral endocrinology as the product of a long evolutionary history exerting subtle influences throughout modern societies. The distinguished and authoritative assemblage of authors share their enthusiasm and leave no doubt that this will be an influential scientific discipline in the years to come.—Katherine E. Wynne-Edwards, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Calgary

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