sociosexual behavior

sociosexual behavior

pertaining to sexual relationships between animals in groups; behavior such as dominance of one bull over another can have very important effects on the offspring of the groups of cows run with a group of bulls.
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Pheromonal influences on sociosexual behavior in young women.
In particular, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, polychlorinated biphenyls, and many heavy metals such as arsenic, cobalt, and mercury in the organic form appear to impair growth, development, and sociosexual behavior in vertebrates (Beauvais et al.
The great apes share a high degree of genetic relatedness to humans, and their sociosexual behavior may provide important insights into human sexual behavior.
Consequently, an argument could be made that the sociosexual behavior associated with grooming, appeasement, and sexual bargaining was a pre-adaptation for a greater range of homoerotic behavior in hominids.
In rats, alteration of sociosexual behavior (Farabollini et al.
Effects of perinatal exposure to bisphenol A on sociosexual behavior of female and male rats.
Consistently, modifications of sociosexual behavior in the direction of a demasculinization have been observed in adult male rats perinatally exposed to BPA (Farabollini et al.