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Biology of Aggression$
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Randy J. Nelson

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195168761

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.001.0001

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Contexts and Ethology of Vertebrate Aggression: Implications for the Evolution of Hormone-Behavior Interactions

Contexts and Ethology of Vertebrate Aggression: Implications for the Evolution of Hormone-Behavior Interactions

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(p.179) 8 Contexts and Ethology of Vertebrate Aggression: Implications for the Evolution of Hormone-Behavior Interactions
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Biology of Aggression
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John C. Wingfield

Ignacio T. Moore

Wolfgang Goymann

Douglas W. Wacker

Todd Sperry

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168761.003.0008

This chapter begins by discussing the types and contexts of vertebrate aggression and how it is controlled by the endocrine system. It then addresses hormone-aggression interactions and their possible evolution. The chapter shows that various types of aggression can be expressed in multiple contexts, both narrow and broad, throughout the life cycle of an individual. In most species the behavioral traits associated with aggression, both defensive and offensive, are similar regardless of stage in the life cycle. This suggests that neural circuits may indeed be conserved, but the mechanisms by which hormones regulate expression of aggression may vary.

Keywords:   aggressive behavior, vertebrates, endocrine system, hormone-aggression interactions

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