Are human beings genetically predisposed to prosocial and cooperative behaviour? Are human beings inherently virtuous or evil? Is love self-sacrifice? This book was written to answer these questions from the view point of the neuroendocrinology regulating oxytocin(OXT) system in our brain. OXT is synthesized mainly in a section of the brain called the "hypothalamus". While it is well known that OXT plays a crucial role in childbirth by facilitating both uterus contraction and milk ejection, OXT is sometimes called the "love hormone" because it also plays a key role in regulating affectionate behaviours, mother-infant bonding, sexual behaviour, and social memory/recognition. There is a positive loop of attachment-parenting behaviour on each side of the infant-mother relationship. Infants that experience positive interactions with their parents will develop an enhanced OXT system and display positive parenting and socially affectionate behaviours in adulthood.
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc ISBN: 9781624173028 Number of pages: 154 Weight: 430 g Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 15 mm
Simply reserve online and pay at the counter when you collect.
Available in shop from just two hours, subject to availability.
Thank you for your reservation
Your order is now being processed and we have sent a confirmation email to you at
This item can be requested from the shops shown below. If this item isn't available to be reserved nearby, add the item to your basket instead and select 'Deliver to my local shop' at the checkout, to be able to collect it from there at a later date.
When will my order be ready to collect?
Following the initial email, you will be contacted by the shop to confirm that your item is available for collection.
Call us on or send us an email at
Unfortunately there has been a problem with your order
Please try again or alternatively you can contact your chosen shop on or send us an email at