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Testosterone positively associated with the usage of anger-related words for men but not women

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Young men with high testosterone levels are more willing to engage in unethical behavior than men with lower testosterone levels, but only in response to intrasexually competitive situations, according to new research published in the British Journal of Psychology. The findings also provide initial evidence that the emotion of anger mediates this relationship.


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Nepomuceno, Marcelo & Stenstrom, Eric. (2021). The association between testosterone and unethical behaviors, and the moderating role of intrasexual competition. British Journal of Psychology. 10.1111/bjop.12525.