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Androgens and Aggression

Neal G. Simon and Shi-Fang Lu

in Biology of Aggression

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195168761
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865444 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0009
 							Androgens and Aggression

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This chapter utilizes conspecific, offensive aggression in males and females as model systems to exemplify androgenic influences on aggressive behavior. This form of aggression is a productive behavior exhibited between same-sex conspecifics; its effects are reflected in dominance status and access to resources.

Keywords: aggressive behavior; hormones; males; females; steroids; androgen; testosterone; estrogen

Chapter.  12467 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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