Oxytocin and Human Social Behavior

  title={Oxytocin and Human Social Behavior},
  author={Anne Campbell},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Review},
  pages={281 - 295}
  • A. Campbell
  • Published 30 April 2010
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Review
Despite a general consensus that oxytocin (OT) has prosocial effects, there is no clear agreement on how these effects are achieved. Human research on OT is reviewed under three broad research initiatives: attachment and trust, social memory, and fear reduction. As an organizing perspective for scholars’ current knowledge, a tentative model of the causes and effects of alterations in OT level is proposed. The model must remain provisional until conceptual and methodological problems are… 

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