Testosterone May Affect Competitiveness
NO! Really?? I did not know this.
from APA online, Psychology in the News for the completely ignorant and uninformed:
United Press International - November 30, 2006I'm...I'm...rendered speechless by this fascinating new finding!
AUSTIN, Texas, Nov 30, 2006 (UPI via COMTEX) -- U.S. scientists have found a man's testosterone level might determine whether he's willing to get back into a competition after losing a challenge.
University of Texas at Austin psychology researchers Robert Josephs and Pranjal Mehta examined why some men back down after losing a contest, while others choose to challenge their opponent yet again. Their findings suggest the answer lies in what happens to a man's testosterone levels after the competition.
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Among the men who lost the competition, 70 percent whose testosterone levels increased chose to compete again while 80 percent of those whose levels decreased declined the invitation.
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