Sex Hormones and Choice under Risk ∗

  title={Sex Hormones and Choice under Risk ∗},
  author={Burkhard C. Schipper},
We correlate choice under risk in Holt-Laury lottery tasks for gains and losses with salivary testosterone, estradiol, progesterone, and cortisol, the use of hormonal contraceptives, menstrual cycle information as well as the digit ratio (2D:4D) in more than 200 subjects. Risk aversion is negatively correlated with testosterone and positively correlated… CONTINUE READING