Testosterone reduces conscious detection of signals serving social correction: implications for antisocial behavior.

@article{Honk2007TestosteroneRC,
  title={Testosterone reduces conscious detection of signals serving social correction: implications for antisocial behavior.},
  author={Jack van Honk and Dennis J. L. G. Schutter},
  journal={Psychological science},
  year={2007},
  volume={18 8},
  pages={663-7}
}
Elevated levels of testosterone have repeatedly been associated with antisocial behavior, but the psychobiological mechanisms underlying this effect are unknown. However, testosterone is evidently capable of altering the processing of facial threat, and facial signals of fear and anger serve sociality through their higher-level empathy-provoking and socially corrective properties. We investigated the hypothesis that testosterone predisposes people to antisocial behavior by reducing conscious… CONTINUE READING
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