Oxytocin, testosterone, and human social cognition

@article{Crespi2016OxytocinTA,
  title={Oxytocin, testosterone, and human social cognition},
  author={B. Crespi},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={91}
}
  • B. Crespi
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
I describe an integrative social‐evolutionary model for the adaptive significance of the human oxytocinergic system. The model is based on a role for this hormone in the generation and maintenance of social familiarity and affiliation across five homologous, functionally similar, and sequentially co‐opted contexts: mothers with offspring, female and male mates, kin groups, individuals with reciprocity partners, and individuals within cooperating and competing social groups defined by culture… Expand
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