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Brain Gender$
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Melissa Hines

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195188363

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188363.001.1

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Androgen and Aggression

Androgen and Aggression

(p.131) 7 Androgen and Aggression
Brain Gender

Melissa Hines

Oxford University Press

This chapter discusses hormonal influences on human aggression. It argues that there is little, if any, evidence supporting contributions of circulating levels of androgens in adulthood to human aggression or to psychological characteristics, like anger and dominance, thought to be associated with aggression. Despite some evidence that prenatal androgen exposure relates to subsequent aggressive response tendencies, studies to date have relied on small samples and have not always produced consistent results. If a link between androgen and aggression receives more convincing empirical support, future research might also investigate the mechanisms underlying this association.

Keywords:   hormones, aggressive behavior, human aggression, anger, dominance

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