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={O. C. Schultheiss and K. Campbell and D. Mcclelland},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • O. C. Schultheiss, K. Campbell, D. Mcclelland
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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