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Placebo-controlled manipulations of testosterone levels and dominance

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O'Carroll R (1998) Placebo-controlled manipulations of testosterone levels and dominance. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 21 (3), pp. 382-383. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0140525X98461223

Abstract
Mazur & Booth present an intriguing model of the relationship between circulating testosterone levels and dominance behaviour in man, but their review of studies on testosterone–behaviour relationships in man is selective. Much of the evidence they cite is correlational in nature. Placebo-controlled manipulations of testosterone levels are required to test their hypothesis that dominance levels are testosterone-dependent in man. The changes in testosterone level that follow behavioural experience may be a consequence of stress. Testosterone levels in man are determined by a wide variety of factors, and a multivariate approach is required.

Keywords
Testosterone Physiological effect; Dominance (Psychology) Behavior

Journal
Behavioral and Brain Sciences: Volume 21, Issue 3

StatusPublished
Publication date31/12/1998
Publication date online08/09/2000
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/296
PublisherCambridge University Press
ISSN0140-525X

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Professor Ronan O'Carroll
Professor Ronan O'Carroll

Professor, Psychology

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