Oxytocin and social perception: Oxytocin increases perceived facial trustworthiness and attractiveness

  title={Oxytocin and social perception: Oxytocin increases perceived facial trustworthiness and attractiveness},
  author={A. Theodoridou and A. Rowe and I. Penton-Voak and P. Rogers},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  • A. Theodoridou, A. Rowe, +1 author P. Rogers
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • The neuropeptide oxytocin is involved in the development and maintenance of attachment behaviours in humans and other species. Little is known, however, about how it affects judgements of unfamiliar others. In a double-blind placebo-controlled study we investigated the effect of a single intranasal dose of oxytocin on judgements of facial trustworthiness and attractiveness. We found that oxytocin administration increased ratings of trustworthiness and attractiveness of male and female targets… CONTINUE READING
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