Testosterone, antisocial behavior, and social dominance in boys: pubertal development and biosocial interaction.

@article{Rowe2004TestosteroneAB,
  title={Testosterone, antisocial behavior, and social dominance in boys: pubertal development and biosocial interaction.},
  author={Richard Rowe and Barbara Maughan and Carol M Worthman and Elizabeth Jane Costello and Adrian Angold},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={55 5},
  pages={546-52}
}
BACKGROUND Studies linking testosterone and antisocial behavior in humans have produced mixed results. Adolescence offers a promising period to study this relationship; circulating testosterone increases dramatically in boys during puberty, and antisocial behavior increases during the same period. METHODS Our analyses were based on boys aged 9-15 years who were interviewed during the first three waves of the Great Smoky Mountains Study. Measures included interview assessment of DSM-IV conduct… CONTINUE READING
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