Summary and Info
The book explains the main hormones found in humans, and their role in regulating various conditions. These include the sex hormones, which determine many male and female behaviours in several species. Experimental data is summarised, and typically is for rats and mice.Another chapter delves into how changing hormone levels as the individual ages can alter behaviour. One key example for humans is menopause. Another that is discussed is the androgen decline in men. The entire text should be considered a summary of knowledge in this field. The authors emphasise that it is meant as a quick review, letting the reader understand the key ideas, without having to conduct a comprehensive study.