Men with high testosterone levels are MORE generous - but only to make themselves look better
Testosterone has an image of being a ‘macho hormone’ – increasing muscle power as well as feelings of anger and aggression.
But scientists say that the hormone has another side too – making men more generous.
Researchers say that the extra generosity is a ‘status display’ designed to make a man with high testosterone seem more impressive among his peers.
The study by Jean-Claude Dreher from University College Dublin and colleagues investigated the effects of the hormone by injecting it into 20 young males, while 20 others were given a placebo.
They then took part in an experiment called the... read more
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