Oxytocin modulates cooperation within and competition between groups: An integrative review and research agenda

@article{Dreu2012OxytocinMC,
  title={Oxytocin modulates cooperation within and competition between groups: An integrative review and research agenda},
  author={C. D. Dreu},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={61},
  pages={419-428}
}
  • C. D. Dreu
  • Published 2012
  • Psychology
  • Hormones and Behavior
  • Abstract The author reviews evidence that hypothalamic release (or infusion) of the neuropeptide oxytocin modulates the regulation of cooperation and conflict among humans because of three reasons. First, oxytocin enables social categorization of others into in-group versus out-group. Second, oxytocin dampens amygdala activity and enables the development of trust. Third, and finally, oxytocin up-regulates neural circuitries (e.g., inferior frontal gyrus, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, caudate… CONTINUE READING
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