Testosterone Actually Makes You Nicer
A new study suggests that testosterone makes people act kinder and fairer, contrary to what you’d think. Participants in the study were all women who were asked to divvy up money, after getting a dose of testosterone or a placebo. Those who were given the placebo acted nasty because, according to researchers, testosterone’s bad rap alone is enough to make people act out. However, women who got a lil’ man juice (eww) actually behaved more fairly and had fewer conflicts during social interactions. [Daily Mail UK]
I’m having a little trouble wrapping my head around all this. I just can’t believe that my idea of angry jocks, pumping iron and picking fights, is a myth. Oh wait! It’s not. See, researchers only used women. So what, exactly, have they proven? Seems to me, they’ve just shown that testosterone affects women differently than men. What do you think?