Androgens and competitiveness in men

Coren L. Apicella, Anna Dreber, Peter B. Gray, Moshe Hoffman, Anthony C. Little, Benjamin C. Campbell

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Abstract

In this study, we investigate the association between a number of hormonal variables (circulating testosterone, facial masculinity, 2D:4D digit ratio, and cortisol) and competitiveness in a sample of 93 men aged 18-23. Competitiveness is measured by self-selection into a competitive setting versus a piece-rate scheme. We find no robust correlations between any of the hormonal variables and competiveness, though there are some suggestive patterns in the data which merit further exploration.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-62
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Competitiveness
  • Gender differences
  • Hormones
  • Neuroeconomics

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    Apicella, C. L., Dreber, A., Gray, P. B., Hoffman, M., Little, A. C., & Campbell, B. C. (2011). Androgens and competitiveness in men. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 4(1), 54-62. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0021979