Prejudice and truth about the effect of testosterone on human bargaining behaviour

  title={Prejudice and truth about the effect of testosterone on human bargaining behaviour},
  author={C. Eisenegger and M. N{\"a}f and R. Snozzi and M. Heinrichs and E. Fehr},
  • C. Eisenegger, M. Näf, +2 authors E. Fehr
  • Published 2010
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Both biosociological and psychological models, as well as animal research, suggest that testosterone has a key role in social interactions. Evidence from animal studies in rodents shows that testosterone causes aggressive behaviour towards conspecifics. Folk wisdom generalizes and adapts these findings to humans, suggesting that testosterone induces antisocial, egoistic, or even aggressive human behaviours. However, many researchers have questioned this folk hypothesis, arguing that… CONTINUE READING
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