Cues to sex- and stress-hormones in the human male face: functions of glucocorticoids in the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis.

@article{Moore2011CuesTS,
  title={Cues to sex- and stress-hormones in the human male face: functions of glucocorticoids in the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis.},
  author={Fhionna Moore and E A S Al Dujaili and R. Elisabeth Cornwell and Miriam Jane Law Smith and Jamie Lawson and Margaret Sharp and David I Perrett},
  journal={Hormones and behavior},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 3},
  pages={269-74}
}
The stress-linked version of the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis has been proposed to account for inconsistencies in relationships between testosterone and immune response. The model has received some support from studies demonstrating roles of stress hormones in relationships between testosterone, immune function and secondary sexual ornamentation. Such work, however, has relied on artificial elevation of testosterone so may not reflect relationships in natural populations. We created… CONTINUE READING