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Adult testosterone levels have little or no influence on dominance in men

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 June 1998


Melissa Hines
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Department of Psychology, City University, London, England EC1V 0HB m.hines@city.ac.uk.

Abstract

There is substantial evidence that psychological factors influence human testosterone levels, but little support if any for an influence of circulating testosterone on dominance in men. Persistent interest in testosterone as an explanation of behaviors such as dominance and aggression might reflect the influence of cognitive schemas regarding race and sex rather than empirical evidence.


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