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Lecture 5

PSY 450 Lecture 5: Hormones and Behavior
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Department
Psychology
Course
PSY 450
Professor
Pranjal Mehta
Semester
Spring

Description
Week 3 Lecture 1 HPG-axis: Pulsatility—body releases GnRH pulse every few minutes. Testosterone released in the body in several spurts, regulates homeostasis Testosterone: a steroid hormone, an androgen.  Produced by gonads (testis & ovaries) also a small amount produced by adrenal glands  Higher levels in blood and saliva of men compared to women, but women are more sensitive to effects of T levels  Has anabolic effects (protein tissue building) Organizational effects—testosterone in 2 trimester For women, the drop-off rate of estradiol levels after menopause is rather steep, especially compared to men who experience a small decline in testosterone. Women do not experience much change in testosterone levels during menopause. Testosterone can influence behavior through androgen and estrogen receptors. Enzymes can convert testosterone to estrogen (estradiol) or dihydrotestosterone Testosteronevia aromatase (enzyme)estrogenestroge
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