Winning, losing, mood, and testosterone

  title={Winning, losing, mood, and testosterone},
  author={Kevin Mccaul and Brian A. Gladue and Margaret Joppa},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},

Testosterone, Cortisol, and Mood in a Sports Team Competition

The results indicate that in a real, highly competitive situation, T changes are not directly a response to the outcome, but rather to the contribution the individual makes to it and to the causes he attributes.

Testosterone change after losing predicts the decision to compete again

The effects of competition on testosterone, cortisol, and mood in college males

The present study investigated the hypothesis that an inverse relationship exists between testosterone (T) and anxiety. An attempt was made to manipulate T levels indirectly by a competition between

The social endocrinology of dominance: basal testosterone predicts cortisol changes and behavior following victory and defeat.

Novel evidence is provided in humans that basal testosterone predicts cortisol reactivity and behavior following changes in social status, and high testosterone winners and losers did not differ in their task preferences.

Effects of implicit power motivation on men's and women's implicit learning and testosterone changes after social victory or defeat.

Examination of interactions of implicit power motivation and experimentally varied victory or defeat in a contest on implicit learning of a visuomotor sequence associated with the contest outcome and changes in testosterone and self-reported affect found that in men and women, power motivation predicted enhanced learning after a victory and impairedlearning after a defeat.

Competition, Power, and Testosterone: How Winning and Losing Affect Men's Empathic Accuracy and Aggression

This thesis investigates the effects of winning and losing on men’s testosterone and how these hormonal changes impact their emotion recognition ability or ‘empathic accuracy’ (Study 1) and their



Hormonal response to competition in human males

Changes in testosterone (T) and cortisol (C) were evaluated in males competing in a non-athletic laboratory reaction time task. Subjects were randomly assigned to “win” or “lose” by adjusting

Serum cortisol, testosterone, and testosterone-binding globulin responses to competitive fighting in human males.

Findings indicate that humans, like other social mammals, may undergo specific endocrine changes in response to victory or defeat.

The influence of testosterone on human aggression.

  • J. Archer
  • Biology, Psychology
    British journal of psychology
  • 1991
This review assesses studies involving androgens, principally testosterone, and human aggression, and suggests that the outcome of aggressive and competitive encounters can alter testosterone levels, thus confounding interpretation of the correlational evidence.

Aggressive behavioral characteristics, hormones, and sexual orientation in men and women

Aggressive behavioral characteristics were assessed in groups of men and women by a self-report instrument, the Aggression Inventory, in which adult males reported more physical and verbal aggression

Correlation between anxiety and serum prolactin in humans.

Frustration-aggression hypothesis: examination and reformulation.

A proposed revision of the Dollard et al. (1939) frustration-aggression hypothesis holds that frustrations generate aggressive inclinations to the degree that they arouse negative affect.

Relation between testosterone concentration, sex role identity, and personality among females.

Adjectival correlates indicated that females with higher testosterone concentrations perceive themselves as self-directed, action-oriented, resourceful individuals; women with lower testosterone concentration view themselves as conventional, socialized individuals, possessing a caring attitude coupled with an anxious and dejected mood.