Implicit Power Motivation Moderates Men's Testosterone Responses to Imagined and Real Dominance Success

  title={Implicit Power Motivation Moderates Men's Testosterone Responses to Imagined and Real Dominance Success},
  author={Oliver C. Schultheiss and Kenneth L. Campbell and David C. Mcclelland},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
This study tested the hypothesis that implicit power motivation moderates individuals' testosterone responses to the anticipated success in and actual outcome of a dominance contest. Salivary testosterone levels were assessed in 42 male students at the beginning of the study, after they had imagined a success in an ensuing power contest, and immediately after the contest had taken place. Contest outcome (winning or losing against a competitor on a speed-based task) was varied experimentally… 

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