Major human endocrine glands

Quick overview of the endocrine system

'Hormones', Glassman and Hadad, pages 67 - 69
'The nature of stress', Glassman and Hadad, pages 84 - 88 (final sentence on page 89 - Used in Application - the effectiveness of the biological perspective in explaining stress - biopsychosocial approach)


Behavior is biologically determined


  1. Using 2 examples for each, explain functions of two hormones in human behavior.
  2. Identify and evaluate one theoretical explanation of behavior from the biological perspective. (using the influence of hormones on behavior, stress, and the Selye model)