Is testosterone a socially sensitive explanation of anti social behaviour?

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Basically, is the idea that people with more testosterone are more likely to participate in anti social behaviour socially sensitive? In that, will it lead groups known to have high levels of testosterone (e.g males of 17-25) to be treated poorly as other people will automatically assume that they will engage in anti social behaviour?
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pretty sure aggression has been linked primarily to socialisation not testosterone
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pretty sure aggression has been linked primarily to socialisation not testosterone
I agree with this, however for the purposes of pleasing my teacher (who teaches based on myths in my opinion) I have to work with the idea that aggression is linked mainly to testosterone.
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Expected this to be a Riku thread

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No just a thread that happens to feature him

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I doubt it's that simple.


Low testosterone has been linked to mood disorders, and a man with high testosterone rather than being a criminal or a thug, might be a driven CEO or something.
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My best bro-science explanation would be that testosterone raises libido and prepares humans better for potential predators (now experienced as situational, as opposed to chronic, stress), which would increase the likelihood of choosing 'fight' when faced with the 'fight or flight' adrenaline response-hence more aggressive. This would also increase the likelihood of successful mating and intercourse, i.e. the continuity of the human race
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No just a thread that happens to feature him

Also, why? Do I have a thread genre or something?

Also, liking the FFVII reference!
Yes you do, very well written english essay style rants about society, I actually quite like seeing one pop up from time to time

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ignore I am a not-so-popular member lol

My best bro-science explanation would be that testosterone raises libido and prepares humans better for potential predators (now experienced as situational, as opposed to chronic, stress), which would increase the likelihood of choosing 'fight' when faced with the 'fight or flight' adrenaline response-hence more aggressive. This would also increase the likelihood of successful mating and intercourse, i.e. the continuity of the human race
And do you think if people believe this they are likely to be prejudiced against males, assuming all they do is fight?
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And do you think if people believe this they are likely to be prejudiced against males, assuming all they do is fight?
Yes-and equally that low testosterone men are mild-manner lily-livered saps who won't survive the fight and are no good in bed

I have low-ish testosterone despite lifting.

As I say, bro-science (pseudo-science).
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thought it would be the other way round. less test = more anti social.
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What about females?
Do females not have anti-social behaviour, too?
Could this answer not be due to both hormonal irregularities and socialisation?
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(Original post by Nangnang)
I agree with this, however for the purposes of pleasing my teacher (who teaches based on myths in my opinion) I have to work with the idea that aggression is linked mainly to testosterone.
she's probably a silly feminist.
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(Original post by Arithmeticae)
Yes you do, very well written english essay style rants about society, I actually quite like seeing one pop up from time to time

Nice spot

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Well I'm glad I have a fan

My latest ones are more philosophical; well, one social about whether male body image should be taken into account (as men's lifestyle mags have yet to acknowledge concepts of self-acceptance and mindfulness). Related to this I made a strange counter-argument to self-esteem advocating a more utilitarian, collectivist approach to our existence which may not be psychologically healthy. If you want to be the first to respond then you are more than welcome!

And for more nerdy FF-talk see my rather specific AMA
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(Original post by inachigeek21)
What about females?
Do females not have anti-social behaviour, too?
Could this answer not be due to both hormonal irregularities and socialisation?
It could, and plus women can have high testosterone, it's just less common. In all honesty I definitely think socialisation is the more likely explanation.
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she's probably a silly feminist.
Well she is female, I don't know any more than that though
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thought it would be the other way round. less test = more anti social.
That's interesting, where did you hear of that? I should put that in there somewhere.
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Yes-and equally that low testosterone men are mild-manner lily-livered saps who won't survive the fight and are no good in bed

I have low-ish testosterone despite lifting.

As I say, bro-science (pseudo-science).
So you've measured your testosterone then?
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That's interesting, where did you hear of that? I should put that in there somewhere.
well low test can lead to depression. not being able to get an erection and a bunch of other things.
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