23 Socioendo part 1

23 Socioendo part 1 - Multiplier Effect Socioendocrinology

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Socioendocrinology Socioendocrinology : = effects of the social environment on the interactions between  hormones & behavior.   Evolutionary perspective : Focus on understanding the links  between the social environment,  hormones, and behavior, as they affect  reproductive success .   Why primates? To better understand the  adaptive flexibility  underlying the plasticity characteristic of primate  social systems.
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Socioendocrinology of Primate Reproduction Five common themes: 1)  reproductive maturation & timing of menarche 2)  degree of menstrual synchrony & suppression  3)  extent of intersexual influences on reproductive physiology 4)  lactational delay of ovulation 5)  status related effects on neuro-endocrine functioning 
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Female Reproductive Suppression Abbott et al. (1993) Typical dominant F  - w/ arrows showing LH pulses  Typical subordinate F  - acyclic  F marmoset Hormones measured from blood  samples taken every 15 min for 4 h
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23 Socioendo part 1 - Multiplier Effect Socioendocrinology

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