Sunday, December 03, 2006

Incredibly Obvious Headline of the Day

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, 2006

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.

I'm...I'm...rendered speechless by this fascinating new finding!

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At December 09, 2006 6:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

its incredibly simple and beautiful idea, how come i never thought of this?


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