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Tag: Salivary testosterone

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High prestige in social groups increases salivary testosterone levels in men

Prestige in a large-scale social group predicts longitudinal changes in testosterone. Author: Cheng JT, et al. (2018), J Pers Soc Psychol. BACKGROUND: In many social species, organisms adaptively fine-tune their competitive behavior in response to previous experiences of social status: Individuals who have prevailed in the past preferentially compete in the future, whereas those who […]

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Links between salivary testosterone and aggressive behavior

Testosterone and Proactive-Reactive Aggression in Youth: the Moderating Role of Harsh Discipline. Author: Chen FR, et al (2018), Journal of abnormal child psychology BACKGROUND: This study tests a biosocial model of the link between testosterone and proactive-reactive aggression in youth at varying levels of harsh discipline. Given that proactive aggression is used to gain power […]

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Maternal salivary testosterone in pregnancy and fetal neuromaturation.

Maternal salivary testosterone in pregnancy and fetal neuromaturation Author: Voegtline KM, et al (2017), Developmental Psychobiology Testosterone exposure during pregnancy has been hypothesized as a mechanism for sex differences in brain and behavioral development observed in the postnatal period. The current study documents the natural history of maternal salivary testosterone from 18 weeks gestation of […]

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The role of testosterone and age in impatient decision-making in boys

Dissociable effects of age and testosterone on adolescent impatience Author: Laube C, et al. (2017), Psychoneuroendocrinology The onset of adolescence is associated with an increase in transgressive behaviours-from juvenile delinquency to substance use and unprotected sex-that are often attributed to increased impulsiveness. In the past, this increase was ascribed to “raging hormones”; more recently, to […]

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Post-competition salivary testosterone levels higher in winners

Effects of competition outcome on testosterone concentrations in humans: An updated meta-analysis Author: Geniole SN, et al (2016), Hormones and Behavior. A contribution to a special issue on Hormones and Human Competition. Since Archer’s (2006) influential meta-analysis, there has been a major increase in the number of studies investigating the effect of competition outcome on […]