Testosterone causes both prosocial and antisocial status-enhancing behaviors in human males

@article{Dreher2016TestosteroneCB,
  title={Testosterone causes both prosocial and antisocial status-enhancing behaviors in human males},
  author={J. Dreher and S. Dunne and A. Pazderska and T. Frodl and J. Nolan and J. O'Doherty},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  year={2016},
  volume={113},
  pages={11633 - 11638}
}
  • J. Dreher, S. Dunne, +3 authors J. O'Doherty
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Significance Although in several species of bird and animal, testosterone increases male–male aggression, in human males, it has been suggested to instead promote both aggressive and nonaggressive behaviors that enhance social status. However, causal evidence distinguishing these accounts is lacking. Here, we tested between these hypotheses in men injected with testosterone or placebo in a double-blind, randomized design. Participants played a modified Ultimatum Game, which included the… CONTINUE READING
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