Social neuroendocrinology of human aggression: Examining the role of competition-induced testosterone dynamics

  title={Social neuroendocrinology of human aggression: Examining the role of competition-induced testosterone dynamics},
  author={J. Carr{\'e} and N. Olmstead},
  • J. Carré, N. Olmstead
  • Published 2015
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuroscience
  • A large body of evidence indicates that individual differences in baseline concentrations of testosterone (T) are only weakly correlated with human aggression. Importantly, T concentrations are not static, but rather fluctuate rapidly in the context of competitive interactions, suggesting that acute fluctuations in T may be more relevant for our understanding of the neuroendocrine mechanisms underlying variability in human aggression. In this paper, we provide an overview of the literature on T… CONTINUE READING
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