How Hormones Affect Sexual Development and Behavior

Post your response to the following: Describe how hormones masculinize or feminize sexual development and behavior. I found it fascinating how we are all, by default, physiologically females at conception even if we have a Y chromosome (Pinel, 2007). I also found it odd how someone could be genetically male but physiologically female, or vice... Continue Reading →

The Neuroendocrine System’s Involvement with Sexual Development

Post your response to the following: You specialize in prenatal care and Mary, one of your patients, just discovered she is pregnant. She’s very curious about how the sex of her baby will be determined. Discuss with Mary the neuroendocrine system’s involvement with sexual development. I would explain it is important to first differentiate between... Continue Reading →

Social Dominance and Courtship Displays

Post your response to the following: How do various behaviors of social dominance and courtship display affect the evolutionary process? What other behaviors might have an impact on evolution? Be sure to provide specific examples. In many species, the socially dominant males have a higher rate of copulation than the lower males. Therefore socially dominant... Continue Reading →

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