Oxytocin and vulnerable romantic relationships

@article{Grebe2017OxytocinAV,
  title={Oxytocin and vulnerable romantic relationships},
  author={Nicholas M. Grebe and Andreas Aarseth Kristoffersen and Trond Viggo Gr{\o}ntvedt and M. Thompson and S. Gangestad},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2017},
  volume={90},
  pages={64-74}
}
  • Nicholas M. Grebe, Andreas Aarseth Kristoffersen, +2 authors S. Gangestad
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Oxytocin (OT) has been implicated in the formation and maintenance of various social relationships, including human romantic relationships. Competing models predict, alternatively, positive or negative associations between naturally-occurring OT levels and romantic relationship quality. Empirical tests of these models have been equivocal. We propose a novel hypothesis ('Identify and Invest') that frames OT as an allocator of psychological investment toward valued, vulnerable relationships, and… CONTINUE READING
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