Does Oxytocin Increase Trust in Humans? A Critical Review of Research

@article{Nave2015DoesOI,
  title={Does Oxytocin Increase Trust in Humans? A Critical Review of Research},
  author={Gideon Nave and Colin Camerer and Michael E. McCullough},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  year={2015},
  volume={10},
  pages={772 - 789}
}
Behavioral neuroscientists have shown that the neuropeptide oxytocin (OT) plays a key role in social attachment and affiliation in nonhuman mammals. Inspired by this initial research, many social scientists proceeded to examine the associations of OT with trust in humans over the past decade. To conduct this work, they have (a) examined the effects of exogenous OT increase caused by intranasal administration on trusting behavior, (b) correlated individual difference measures of OT plasma levels… 

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