Stress-induced negative mood moderates the relation between oxytocin administration and trust: Evidence for the tend-and-befriend response to stress?

@article{Cardoso2013StressinducedNM,
  title={Stress-induced negative mood moderates the relation between oxytocin administration and trust: Evidence for the tend-and-befriend response to stress?},
  author={Christopher Cardoso and M. Ellenbogen and Lisa Serravalle and Anne-Marie Linnen},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={38},
  pages={2800-2804}
}
INTRODUCTION Recent evidence suggests that oxytocin, a nonapeptide posited to underlie the affiliation-related "tend-and-befriend" behavioral response to stress (Taylor et al., 2000), may improve interpersonal functioning by facilitating the acquisition of social support during times of distress. The assertion, however, has not been explicitly tested in humans. Thus, we examined whether the effect of oxytocin on self-perceived trust is magnified in individuals who experienced higher ratings of… Expand
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