Intranasal Administration of Oxytocin Increases Envy and Schadenfreude (Gloating)

  title={Intranasal Administration of Oxytocin Increases Envy and Schadenfreude (Gloating)},
  author={Simone G. Shamay-Tsoory and Meytal Fischer and Jonathan Dvash and Hagai Harari and Nufar Perach-Bloom and Yechiel Levkovitz},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},

Oxytocin Enhances Social Persuasion during Hypnosis

Oxytocin increasing social compliance in response as a function of increased trust in the hypnotist, reduced social anxiety, or enhanced sensitivity to cues to respond to experimental expectations points to the potential role of oxytocin in social persuasion.

The other side of the coin: oxytocin decreases the adherence to fairness norms

The results suggest that OXT decreases the adherence to fairness norms in social settings where others are likely to be perceived as not belonging to one's ingroup, corroborate recent ideas that the effects of OXT are more nuanced than assumed in the past.

Acute effects of intranasal oxytocin on subjective and behavioral responses to social rejection.

Evidence is argued to provide evidence that the effects of oxytocin in promoting social approach behavior may be context specific and sensitive to positive social cues, and that in an explicitly aversive context, Oxytocin does not buffer against the immediate impact of blunt social rejection.

Oxytocin promotes altruistic punishment

Evidence that intranasal applied oxytocin enhances the inclination to sanction free-riders in a social dilemma situation is provided, implying that the neural circuits underlying altruistic punishment are partly targeted by the oxytonergic system.

Acute intranasal oxytocin improves positive self-perceptions of personality

The administration of oxytocin improved participants’ self-perceptions of their personality, at least for certain traits important for social affiliation, in a between-subject, randomized, and double-blind experiment.

The Effect of Oxytocin on Third-Party Altruistic Decisions in Unfair Situations: An fMRI Study

Findings indicate that OXT enhances prosocial-relevant perception by increasing ToM-related neural activations in temporo-parietal junction regions during third-party altruistic decisions.

Effects of MDMA and Intranasal Oxytocin on Social and Emotional Processing

The present findings provide only limited support for the idea that oxytocin produces the prosocial effects of MDMA, which increases euphoria and feelings of sociability.



Effects of Oxytocin and Prosocial Behavior on Brain Responses to Direct and Vicariously Experienced Pain

The results suggest that selfish individuals may not be as rational and unemotional as usually suggested, their actions being determined by their feeling anxious rather than by reason.

Oxytocin Increases Generosity in Humans

Oxytocin and altruism together predicted almost half the interpersonal variation in generosity, indicating that generosity is associated with both altruism as well as an emotional identification with another person.

Impact of prosocial neuropeptides on human brain function.

Oxytocin increases trust in humans

It is shown that intranasal administration of oxytocin, a neuropeptide that plays a key role in social attachment and affiliation in non-human mammals, causes a substantial increase in trust among humans, thereby greatly increasing the benefits from social interactions.

Oxytocin Modulates Neural Circuitry for Social Cognition and Fear in Humans

It is shown that human amygdala function is strongly modulated by oxytocin, and this results indicate a neural mechanism for the effects of Oxytocin in social cognition in the human brain and provide a methodology and rationale for exploring therapeutic strategies in disorders in which abnormal amygdala function has been implicated, such as social phobia or autism.