Guns, Testosterone, and Aggression

  title={Guns, Testosterone, and Aggression},
  author={Jennifer Klinesmith and T. Kasser and F. McAndrew},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={568 - 571}
  • Jennifer Klinesmith, T. Kasser, F. McAndrew
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychological Science
  • We tested whether interacting with a gun increased testosterone levels and later aggressive behavior. Thirty male college students provided a saliva sample (for testosterone assay), interacted with either a gun or a children's toy for 15 min, and then provided another saliva sample. Next, subjects added as much hot sauce as they wanted to a cup of water they believed another subject would have to drink. Males who interacted with the gun showed significantly greater increases in testosterone and… CONTINUE READING
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