Motivational Effects of the Pituitary and Adrenal Hormones

  • F. R. Brush
  • J. C. Froehlich

Abstract

Although it has been accepted as fact for many years that the hormones of reproduction affect a variety of reproductive as well as non-reproductive behaviors, only recently have the hormones of the pituitary and adrenal glands been viewed as behaviorally significant, thanks largely to the pioneering work of De Wied and his co-workers. As an index of the burgeoning interest in this area, review articles, conference summaries or major portions thereof, and entire volumes devoted to this topic have been appearing at an accelerating rate (James & Landon, 1968 Ganong & Martini, 1969; De Wied & Weijnen, 1970; Di Giusto et al., 1971; Sawyer & Gorski, 1971; Levine, 1972; Brodish & Redgate, 1973; Lissak, 1973; Smith, 1973; Zimmermann et al., 1973; Broverman et al., 1974).

Keywords

Corticosteroid Phenyl Dexamethasone Norepinephrine Glucocorticoid 

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  • F. R. Brush
    • 1
  • J. C. Froehlich
    • 1
  1. 1.Experimental Psychology LaboratorySyracuse UniversitySyracuseUSA

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