Individual differences affect hormonal responses to a team-based violent videogame competition, but not in solitary play
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[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] Testosterone and cortisol were assessed along with various personality measures in response to a violent videogame competition in three different conditions. Hormonal responses varied with individual differences in social phobia, extroversion/introversion, and in-group orientation. Moreover, the stimuli to which cortisol responded differed between social and nonsocial contexts. Otherwise, testosterone responses appeared to require an audience, without which status appears to be irrelevant.
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