Testosterone and cortisol in coalitional competition

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Testosterone and cortisol in coalitional competition

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dc.contributor.advisor Geary, David C. en_US
dc.contributor.author Oxford, Jonathan K., 1980- en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-23T17:15:00Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-23T17:15:00Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008 Fall en
dc.identifier.other OxfordJ-120108-T11856research.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5728
dc.description The entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on October 2, 2009). en_US
dc.description Thesis advisor: Dr. David C. Geary. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description M.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2008. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Psychology. en_US
dc.description.abstract Fourteen teams of three young men competed in within-group and between-group videogame tournaments. Salivary cortisol and testosterone levels were assessed twice before and twice after each tournament, along with intelligence, anxiety, mood, personality and social variables. Men high on self-reported social leadership traits and who ranked first or second across both teams showed increased testosterone following the between-group competition and increased cortisol following the within-group competition. Low ranking men on winning teams did not show an increase in testosterone, but high ranking men on losing teams did. Although a between-group team effect did not emerge for testosterone, there were consistent differences in hormone response comparing the between- and within-group matches; testosterone was related to performance in the between-group match and cortisol in the within-group match. Implications are discussed in terms of men's competitive responses when competing against teammates compared to when competing against an unfamiliar team. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2008 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Human behavior -- Endocrine aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Stress (Physiology) -- Endocrine aspects en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Competition (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hydrocortisone en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Testosterone en_US
dc.title Testosterone and cortisol in coalitional competition en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b71544264 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 444747512 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theses


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