Hormones, Health and Behaviour: A Socio-ecological and Lifespan Perspective by Catherine Panter-BrickHormones, Health and Behaviour: A Socio-ecological and Lifespan Perspective by Catherine Panter-Brick

Hormones, Health and Behaviour: A Socio-ecological and Lifespan Perspective

EditorCatherine Panter-Brick, Carol M. Worthman

Paperback | December 11, 2008

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As widespread social transformations have been paralleled by gains in health and life expectancy through public health and other improvements, a variety of new obstacles to health have emerged. Lifestyle-related, behaviorally mediated changes in rates of chronic disease are the most prevalent of these new challenges. This book examines the relationship between human biology and human society, and how behavior, hormones, and health intersect. There is both scientific interest and practical urgency behind the ideas and findings presented here, as the need for a socioecological view of function and well-being has become more apparent. This book documents an emerging understanding of how hormones create the linkage between behavior or social life and health.
Title:Hormones, Health and Behaviour: A Socio-ecological and Lifespan PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:December 11, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521103754

ISBN - 13:9780521103756


Table of Contents

1. Contributions of biological anthropology to the study of hormones, health and behavior C. Panter-Brick and C. M. Worthman; 2. Hormonal correlates of personality and social contexts: from non-human to human primates R. M. Sapolsky; 3. Epidemiology of human development C. M. Worthman; 4. Family environment, stress and health during childhood M. V. Flinn; 5. Work and hormonal variation in subsistence and industrial contexts C. Panter-Brick and T. M. Pollard; 6. Reproductive ecology and reproductive cancers P. T. Ellison; 7. Diet, hormones and health: an evolutionary-ecological perspective P. L. Whitten; 8. Modernisation, psychosocial factors, insulin and cardiovascular health S. T. McGarvey; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This book represents fine contemporary scholarship in biological anthropology, and I will be using the opening chapter as required reading in anthropology graduate classes. But perhaps the greatest value of this book is in communicating exciting developments in anthropology to researchers interested in development, health, and human biology." The Quarterly Review of Biology