Men with elevated testosterone levels show more affiliative behaviours during interactions with women.

@article{Meij2012MenWE,
  title={Men with elevated testosterone levels show more affiliative behaviours during interactions with women.},
  author={Leander van der Meij and Mercedes Almela and Abraham P Buunk and Tim W. Fawcett and Alicia Salvador},
  journal={Proceedings. Biological sciences},
  year={2012},
  volume={279 1726},
  pages={202-8}
}
Testosterone (T) is thought to play a key role in male-male competition and courtship in many vertebrates, but its precise effects are unclear. We explored whether courtship behaviour in humans is modulated and preceded by changes in T. Pairs of healthy male students first competed in a non-physical contest in which their T levels became elevated. Each participant then had a short, informal interaction with either an unfamiliar man or woman. The sex of the stimulus person did not affect the… CONTINUE READING