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Advances in Behavioral Biology

Reproductive Behavior

Editors: Montagna, William (Ed.)

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Sexual compatibility between male and female partners is in­ dispensable to normal and successful fertilization in mammals. Thus, the genes from males and females whose sexual behavior is characterized by awkwardness, ineptness, and miscues are elimi­ nated from the gene pool of the species. In human societies, this compatibility is not always evident; and the behavior that precedes and accompanies copulation and fertilization is exceed­ ingly complex and affected by many variables. As in most other species of animals, the entire repertoire of reproductive behavior of man is not well understood by man. When viewed, discussed, or reported, the topic is too often and most unfortunately regarded as an amalgam of emotion, mysticism, and biology. In the past, such emotion-charged approaches to the biologi­ cal fact of reproduction did much to obfuscate the subject; and as a result, much of the array of hormonal, neural, psychological, and social variables that control and insure the successful repro­ duction of the human species remains even now in Victorian ignor­ ance. But with the recent rash of books and scientific treatises on the subject, some progress has been made in elucidating human reproduction and associated sexual behavior. However, so entrench­ ed are some of our social taboos that the danger still lurks of equating social acceptance of the words with an understandin- all too lacking--of the process to which they refer.

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Neural Control of Gonadotropin Secretion

    McCann, S. M.

    Pages 1-21

  • Neurohormonal Control of Male Sexual Behavior

    Clemens, Lynwood G.

    Pages 23-53

  • Relationship between the Central Regulation of Gonadotropins and Mating Behavior in Female Rats

    Moss, Robert L.

    Pages 55-76

  • Some Mechanisms Governing the Induction, Maintenance, and Synchrony of Maternal Behavior in the Laboratory Rat

    Moltz, Howard

    Pages 77-96

  • Neural and Hormonal Interactions in the Reproductive Behavior of Female Rats

    Komisaruk, Barry R.

    Pages 97-129

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reproductive Behavior
Editors
  • William Montagna
Series Title
Advances in Behavioral Biology
Series Volume
11
Copyright
1974
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Plenum Press, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4684-3069-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4684-3069-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4684-3071-4
Series ISSN
0099-6246
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 376
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