Functional and Dysfunctional Sexual Behavior: A Synthesis of Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology

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Functional and Dysfunctional Sexual Behavior: A Synthesis of Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology

By Agmo, Anders

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This book explores the full consequences of the dissociation between sexual behaviors and reproduction. Among the themes covered is the difference between the stereotyped sexual behaviors in non-human mammals and the astounding variety of human sexual behaviors. The role of learning in shaping sexual behaviors is explained, and it is shown how particular sexual experiences may be at the origin of common human sexual dysfunctions. Chapters on sexual incentives and a summary of the endocrine and central nervous control of sexual behaviors are included.

• Analyzes the origin and foundations of some of the myths surrounding sexual behaviors
• Highlights how learning shape human sexual behaviors
• Provides an overview of the endocrine and neural regulation of mammalian sexual behaviors
• Presents a comprehensive analysis of human sexual desire disorders
• Employs many entertaining examples for illustrating main points
• Written by a scientist thoroughly familiar with the research literature
• Presents examples of translational sex research

Subject: Allied Health & Medical -> Medical -> Endocrinology & Metabolism

Functional and Dysfunctional Sexual Behavior: A Synthesis of Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology
Publisher: Elsevier S & T 04/2011
Imprint: Academic Press
Language: English
Length: 512 pages

ISBN 10: 0123705908
ISBN 13: 9780123705907
Print ISBN: 9780123705907

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