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Movies Can Raise or Lower Hormone Levels
Hormones and Behavior

A romantic movie or an action-adventure film can send your hormone levels in measurably different directions, according to new research.

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Active Reading Questions

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    Hormones are most often produced at one site and work at another— for instance, the hormone progesterone is produced in the gonads, but has an affect on the brain that leads to the affiliation response described in the article. This typical pattern indicates that
    a) hormones work rapidly at their target site.
    b) hormones influence slower, more long-term actions.
    c) hormones influence reflexes.
    d) All of the above.
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    Testosterone and progesterone are what type of hormones?
    a) sex hormones
    b) corticosteroid hormones
    c) glucose-regulating hormones
    d) growth hormones
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    The textbook describes hormones as regulating short-term processes, medium-term processes, and long-term processes. Using data from the article, which category would you place progesterone in in terms of the response to movies?
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