Implicit Power Motivation Predicts Men's Testosterone Changes and Implicit Learning in a Contest Situation

@article{Schultheiss2002ImplicitPM,
  title={Implicit Power Motivation Predicts Men's Testosterone Changes and Implicit Learning in a Contest Situation},
  author={Oliver C. Schultheiss and Wolfgang Rohde},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2002},
  volume={41},
  pages={195-202}
}
This study tested the hypothesis that implicit power motivation moderates men's testosterone responses to victory or defeat in a contest situation. It also explored to what extent postvictory testosterone increases are associated with enhanced implicit learning of behavior instrumental for winning a contest. Salivary testosterone levels were assessed in 66 male adults several times before and after a contest whose outcome (winning or losing against a competitor on an implicit learning task) was… 

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