Failed Replication of Oxytocin Effects on Trust: The Envelope Task Case

@inproceedings{Lane2015FailedRO,
  title={Failed Replication of Oxytocin Effects on Trust: The Envelope Task Case},
  author={Anthony Lane and Mo{\"i}ra Mikolajczak and Evelyne Treinen and Dana Samson and Olivier Corneille and Philippe de Timary and Olivier Luminet and Harriet de Wit},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2015}
}
The neurohormone Oxytocin (OT) has been one of the most studied peptides in behavioral sciences over the past two decades. Many studies have suggested that OT could increase trusting behaviors. A previous study, based on the "Envelope Task" paradigm, where trust is assessed by the degree of openness of an envelope containing participant's confidential information, showed that OT increases trusting behavior and reported one of the most powerful effects of OT on a behavioral variable. In this… CONTINUE READING