The Integrative Neurobiology Of Affiliation by C. Sue Carter

The Integrative Neurobiology Of Affiliation

EditorC. Sue Carter, I. Izja Lederhendler, Brian Kirkpatrick

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This book examines the biological, especially the neural, substrates of affiliation and related social behaviors. Affiliation refers to social behaviors that bring individuals closer together. This includes such associations as attachment, parent-offspring interactions, pair-bonding, and the building of coalitions. Affiliations provide a social matrix within which other behaviors, including reproduction and aggression, may occur. While reproduction and aggression also reduce the distance between individuals, their expression is regulated in part by the positive social fabric of affiliative behavior.Until recently, researchers have paid little attention to the regulatory physiology and neural processes that subserve affiliative behaviors. The integrative approach in this book reflects the constructive interactions between those who study behavior in the context of natural history and evolution and those who study the nervous system.The book contains the partial proceedings of a conference of the same title held in Washington, DC, in 1996. The full proceedings was published as part of the Annals of the York Academy of Sciences.

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C. Sue Carter is Professor of Psychiatry and Codirector of the Brain Body Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Title:The Integrative Neurobiology Of AffiliationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 9 × 6 × 1 inPublished:January 20, 1999Publisher:The MIT PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0262531585

ISBN - 13:9780262531580

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When two or more individuals come together, either from affection or aggression, they engage in specific types of social behaviour. The Integrative Neurobiology of Affiliation examines this behaviour by bringing together those who study social interactions from the point of natural history and evolution and those who study the nervous system. The result is a rich and uniquely informative exploration of behavioural science.