Intermediate undergraduate

Measuring salivary cortisol in the behavioral neuroscience laboratory

The authors describe a laboratory exercise that works well with and is very interesting to undergraduate students.  Students  devise an experiment to test the effect of some variable (such as a mild stressor or circadian rhythm) on cortisol ("stress hormone") levels in humans. 



Learning and Memory: From Brain to Behavior

Environmental estrogens

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Laboratory Exercises in Physiological Psychology

This is an out of print resource that is still available used.  Has lab exercises on sexual receptivity after ovariectomy, thirst after angiotensin, rewarding brain stimulation, etc.

Behavioral Endocrinology

From the publisher: "This popular behavioral endocrinology text provides detailed information on what hormones are, how they affect cells, and how such effects can alter the behavior of animals, including humans. Presenting a broad continuum of levels of analysis, from molecular to evolutionary, the book discusses how genes work, the structure of cells, the interactions of endocrine organs, the behavior of individuals, the structure of social hierarchies, and the evolution of mating systems."

An Introduction to Behavioral Endocrinology

From the publisher: "The text describes interactions among hormones, brain, and behavior from a historical perspective, emphasizing connections among key theories and tracing the emergence of important hypotheses.

Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation

From the website: "Dr Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation is a unique guide to the evolutionary biology of sex. It is narrated through an advice column in which Dr Tatiana, the racy new agony aunt, replies to letters from organisms worried about the peculiar things their lovers do.

The Design of Experiments in Neuroscience

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A comprehensive textbook on hormones.


An undergraduate-level textbook that covers the broad field of endocrinology.

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