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Hormones and behavior

What is the role of hormone actions in complex behaviors?
What is the end result of the interactions between hormones and behavior?
What is an example?

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1. what is the role of hormone actions in complex behaviors? What is the end result of the interactions between hormones and behavior? What is an example?

Hormones play a role in stress reactions, and the fight of flight reaction (behavior). Physiologically, hormone are released which results in an automatic flight or flight behavior reaction. The hormones are cortisone and norepinephrine, and other hormones. This, in this example, hormones cause behavior e..g, fight the enemy or flight--run from the enemy.

Sexual behavior is another complex behavior, where hormones impact ones arousal level or attraction to another person. Here, the hormones involve the sex hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and androgen, and others. When science looks at the role of hormones in the establishment of sexually differentiated behaviors, questions of homo- and heterosexuality are never far behind, as shown in following excerpt from a study:

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Cheryl McCormick, Sandra Witelson, and Edward Kingstone, for example, situate their study of the biological factors in the etiology of homosexuality within a growing search for such factors, which they claim is "partly ...

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This solution examines the role of hormone actions in complex behaviors. Through example and discussion, it also discusses the end result of the interactions between hormones and behavior. References are provided.

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