Fluctuations in Testosterone Levels and Person Construal in Male Perceivers

Lucy Johnston, Richard Porter, Alexander Mackenzie, Brad Miles

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Male perceivers completed two testing sessions 1 week apart. In each of two testing sessions held a week apart, male perceivers provided a saliva sample that was analyzed for testosterone level and completed a sex categorization task. Within-subjects analyses showed relative testosterone levels to influence response time to female but not to male targets. Males were significantly slower to identify females when their testosterone levels were relatively high. These findings are considered in terms of adaptive person construal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)187-195
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Applied Biobehavioral Research
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010
Externally publishedYes


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