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

ISBN: 9780123705907
Publisher: Academic Press
Edition: 1
Publication Date: 2007-08-31
Number of pages: 512
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Functional and Dysfunctional Sexual Behavior 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 behaviorsHighlights how learning shape human sexual behaviorsProvides an overview of the endocrine and neural regulation of mammalian sexual behaviorsPresents a comprehensive analysis of human sexual desire disordersEmploys many entertaining examples for illustrating main pointsWritten by a scientist thoroughly familiar with the research literaturePresents examples of translational sex research

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