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Heroes, rogues, and lovers : testosterone and behavior, James McBride Dabbs with Mary Godwin Dabbs

Label
Heroes, rogues, and lovers : testosterone and behavior
Title
Heroes, rogues, and lovers
Title remainder
testosterone and behavior
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James McBride Dabbs with Mary Godwin Dabbs
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Portrayed as a kind of "demon seed," testosterone is routinely blamed for everything from rape to road rage. At the same time, it is equated with virility, heroism, and technical skill. But, as psychologist James McBride Dabbs explains in this fascinating exploration of testosterone and behavior, the truth is both much subtler and more scientifically interesting. Dabbs weaves intimate case histories with first-hand scientific research to explore testosterone's role in virtually every aspect of humanity-from language ability, cognition, and spatial orientation, to the occupations we enter, and what kind of lovers, husbands, and wives we become-even the way we smile. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
UKM
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1937-2004.
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Dabbs, James M.
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Dabbs, Mary Godwin
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Testosterone
Label
Heroes, rogues, and lovers : testosterone and behavior, James McBride Dabbs with Mary Godwin Dabbs
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: Beginnings
  • Part 1.
  • Human Nature.
  • p. 1
  • Chapter 1.
  • Animal Within.
  • p. 3
  • Rascals, Heroes, and Colorful People.
  • p. 3
  • Measuring Testosterone.
  • p. 6
  • Fetus.
  • p. 11
  • Adolescence and Adulthood.
  • p. 15
  • Brain and the Mind.
  • p. 19
  • Testosterone Is Like the Weather.
  • p. 22
  • Chapter 2.
  • Two Sexes.
  • p. 24
  • Two Sexes and Testosterone.
  • p. 24
  • Evolution.
  • p. 25
  • Natural Selection.
  • p. 27
  • Sexual Selection.
  • p. 29
  • Large Tools and Heavy Equipment.
  • p. 33
  • Truce Between the Sexes.
  • p. 35
  • Individual Differences.
  • p. 38
  • Chapter 3.
  • Testosterone, Mind, and Behavior.
  • p. 41
  • "This Is Not What I Had Expected".
  • p. 41
  • Simple Thought and Action.
  • p. 43
  • Spatial Skills.
  • p. 51
  • Strength, Dominance, and Sex.
  • p. 58
  • Panache: Looking the Part.
  • p. 65
  • Part 2.
  • Social Life.
  • p. 73
  • Chapter 4.
  • Ruthless Creatures.
  • p. 75
  • Hyenas.
  • p. 75
  • Violent Men and Women.
  • p. 76
  • Rambunctious People.
  • p. 81
  • Winning and Losing.
  • p. 87
  • Hyena Values and Human Values.
  • p. 93
  • Chapter 5.
  • Love and Sex.
  • p. 95
  • Love, Magic, and Molecules.
  • p. 95
  • Better than Monkey Glands.
  • p. 99
  • Seasons of Love.
  • p. 103
  • Testosterone and Marriage, Like a Rhino (or a Peacock) and a Carriage.
  • p. 106
  • Why Do Good Women Marry Rascals?.
  • p. 112
  • Courtship, or the Only Wheel in Town.
  • p. 116
  • Evolutionary Model.
  • p. 121
  • Chapter 6.
  • Earning a Living.
  • p. 125
  • At the Bar.
  • p. 125
  • Trial by Combat.
  • p. 128
  • "A Hard and Shifty Fellow".
  • p. 131
  • Tough Women and Tough Work.
  • p. 138
  • When Should Testosterone Really Make a Difference?.
  • p. 140
  • Actors and Other Men.
  • p. 141
  • All the Jobs in the Country.
  • p. 146
  • Irony of Testosterone.
  • p. 150
  • Part 3.
  • Civilization.
  • p. 153
  • Chapter 7.
  • Dear Ladies and Gentle Men.
  • p. 155
  • Kinder and Gentler World.
  • p. 155
  • Smile! You've Got Low Testosterone!.
  • p. 156
  • "Getting to Like You, Getting to Hope You Like Me".
  • p. 161
  • Two Kinds of People, Two Ways to Live.
  • p. 163
  • When Your Level Is Too Low.
  • p. 165
  • Related Hormones.
  • p. 166
  • Altruism and Mixed Motives.
  • p. 172
  • Chapter 8.
  • Heroic Altruism.
  • p. 174
  • Walk on the Crust of Hell.
  • p. 174
  • Local Heroes.
  • p. 176
  • Varieties of Heroic Altruism.
  • p. 182
  • Altruism Tax.
  • p. 185
  • Mixed Values of Love and War.
  • p. 187
  • Values Supporting Heroic Altruism.
  • p. 190
  • Positive Reinforcement.
  • p. 192
  • Chapter 9.
  • Taming of Testosterone.
  • p. 194
  • Ares at Olympus.
  • p. 194
  • Ancient and Modern Times.
  • p. 194
  • Tribal Values.
  • p. 196
  • Joining the Club.
  • p. 199
  • Power and Legend.
  • p. 202
  • Belonging and Behaving.
  • p. 202
  • Too Many Men?.
  • p. 207
  • "But We Have Free Will".
  • p. 209
  • Epilogue: The Circle.
  • p. 213
  • Notes.
  • p. 217
  • References.
  • p. 247
  • Index.
  • p. 269
Control code
o2001537449x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 284 p
Isbn
9780071376280
Other physical details
ill
Label
Heroes, rogues, and lovers : testosterone and behavior, James McBride Dabbs with Mary Godwin Dabbs
Publication
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: Beginnings
  • Part 1.
  • Human Nature.
  • p. 1
  • Chapter 1.
  • Animal Within.
  • p. 3
  • Rascals, Heroes, and Colorful People.
  • p. 3
  • Measuring Testosterone.
  • p. 6
  • Fetus.
  • p. 11
  • Adolescence and Adulthood.
  • p. 15
  • Brain and the Mind.
  • p. 19
  • Testosterone Is Like the Weather.
  • p. 22
  • Chapter 2.
  • Two Sexes.
  • p. 24
  • Two Sexes and Testosterone.
  • p. 24
  • Evolution.
  • p. 25
  • Natural Selection.
  • p. 27
  • Sexual Selection.
  • p. 29
  • Large Tools and Heavy Equipment.
  • p. 33
  • Truce Between the Sexes.
  • p. 35
  • Individual Differences.
  • p. 38
  • Chapter 3.
  • Testosterone, Mind, and Behavior.
  • p. 41
  • "This Is Not What I Had Expected".
  • p. 41
  • Simple Thought and Action.
  • p. 43
  • Spatial Skills.
  • p. 51
  • Strength, Dominance, and Sex.
  • p. 58
  • Panache: Looking the Part.
  • p. 65
  • Part 2.
  • Social Life.
  • p. 73
  • Chapter 4.
  • Ruthless Creatures.
  • p. 75
  • Hyenas.
  • p. 75
  • Violent Men and Women.
  • p. 76
  • Rambunctious People.
  • p. 81
  • Winning and Losing.
  • p. 87
  • Hyena Values and Human Values.
  • p. 93
  • Chapter 5.
  • Love and Sex.
  • p. 95
  • Love, Magic, and Molecules.
  • p. 95
  • Better than Monkey Glands.
  • p. 99
  • Seasons of Love.
  • p. 103
  • Testosterone and Marriage, Like a Rhino (or a Peacock) and a Carriage.
  • p. 106
  • Why Do Good Women Marry Rascals?.
  • p. 112
  • Courtship, or the Only Wheel in Town.
  • p. 116
  • Evolutionary Model.
  • p. 121
  • Chapter 6.
  • Earning a Living.
  • p. 125
  • At the Bar.
  • p. 125
  • Trial by Combat.
  • p. 128
  • "A Hard and Shifty Fellow".
  • p. 131
  • Tough Women and Tough Work.
  • p. 138
  • When Should Testosterone Really Make a Difference?.
  • p. 140
  • Actors and Other Men.
  • p. 141
  • All the Jobs in the Country.
  • p. 146
  • Irony of Testosterone.
  • p. 150
  • Part 3.
  • Civilization.
  • p. 153
  • Chapter 7.
  • Dear Ladies and Gentle Men.
  • p. 155
  • Kinder and Gentler World.
  • p. 155
  • Smile! You've Got Low Testosterone!.
  • p. 156
  • "Getting to Like You, Getting to Hope You Like Me".
  • p. 161
  • Two Kinds of People, Two Ways to Live.
  • p. 163
  • When Your Level Is Too Low.
  • p. 165
  • Related Hormones.
  • p. 166
  • Altruism and Mixed Motives.
  • p. 172
  • Chapter 8.
  • Heroic Altruism.
  • p. 174
  • Walk on the Crust of Hell.
  • p. 174
  • Local Heroes.
  • p. 176
  • Varieties of Heroic Altruism.
  • p. 182
  • Altruism Tax.
  • p. 185
  • Mixed Values of Love and War.
  • p. 187
  • Values Supporting Heroic Altruism.
  • p. 190
  • Positive Reinforcement.
  • p. 192
  • Chapter 9.
  • Taming of Testosterone.
  • p. 194
  • Ares at Olympus.
  • p. 194
  • Ancient and Modern Times.
  • p. 194
  • Tribal Values.
  • p. 196
  • Joining the Club.
  • p. 199
  • Power and Legend.
  • p. 202
  • Belonging and Behaving.
  • p. 202
  • Too Many Men?.
  • p. 207
  • "But We Have Free Will".
  • p. 209
  • Epilogue: The Circle.
  • p. 213
  • Notes.
  • p. 217
  • References.
  • p. 247
  • Index.
  • p. 269
Control code
o2001537449x
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 284 p
Isbn
9780071376280
Other physical details
ill

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