Explain, using examples, the function of two hormones on human behavior



The endocrine system is a system of glands in the human body that secretes chemicals called hormones.  It is controlled by a brain structured called the hypothalamus.


Hormone 1: Cortisol


Cortisol and memory



Study to use: Newcomer et al. (1999)


Hormone 2: Oxytocin


Oxytocin and trust







Study to use: Baumgartner et al. (2008)