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dc.contributor.authorWu, Yin
dc.contributor.authorEisenegger, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorZilioli, Samuele
dc.contributor.authorWatson, Neil V.
dc.contributor.authorClark, Luke
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-17T11:32:24Z
dc.date.available2016-06-17T11:32:24Z
dc.date.issued2016-05-25
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/256360
dc.descriptionThis is the final version of the article. It first appeared from Elsevier via https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.05.016en
dc.description.abstractSocial competition is associated with marked emotional, behavioral and hormonal responses, including changes in testosterone levels. The strength and direction of these responses is often modulated by levels of other hormones (e.g. cortisol) and depends on psychological factors – classically, the objective outcome of a competition (win vs. loss) but also, hypothetically, the closeness of that outcome (e.g. decisive victory vs. close victory). We manipulated these two aspects of a social contest among male participants (N = 166), to investigate how testosterone and affect fluctuated as a function of clear vs. narrow wins and clear vs. narrow losses. We found that losing a competition by a small margin (a narrow loss) was experienced as more pleasant than a clear loss. Among individuals with higher levels of basal cortisol, winning the competition by a narrow margin was associated with a decrease in testosterone levels. These findings are discussed within the framework of the status instability hypothesis and the growing literature on how situational and physiological factors modulate testosterone reactivity to social contests.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/*
dc.subjectnear-missen
dc.subjectdecision-makingen
dc.subjectdominanceen
dc.subjecthormoneen
dc.subjectcortisolen
dc.subjectdual-hormone hypothesisen
dc.titleComparison of clear and narrow outcomes on testosterone levels in social competitionen
dc.typeArticleen
prism.endingPage56
prism.publicationNameHormones and Behavioren
prism.startingPage51
prism.volume92
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.303
pubs.declined2017-10-11T13:54:43.812+0100
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-05-18
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.05.016en
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