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#1    Karlis

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:32 PM

Testosterone also fosters social behavior

Researchers working with Dr. Armin Falk, an economist from the University of Bonn, have now demonstrated that this sex hormone surprisingly also fosters social behavior. Subjects who had received testosterone clearly lied less frequently than individuals who had only received a placebo.
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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:34 PM

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:41 PM

The more testosterone you have the more honest you are about about your actual size?

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Edited by Eldorado, 11 October 2012 - 01:43 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

Dodgy science at it's worst! So .......... as women have less testosterone, this would mean that they lie more and are not so dedicated to good social behaviour? How can they possibly quantify such a thing? :wacko: The 'honesty' test they gave the men involved them sitting alone in booths, betting against others in a similar situation ........ how unnatural and far-removed from reality is that?!!

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:01 PM

:blinks:: testosterone....the stuff men.....have a huge abundance of ...that testosterone ?  

Honesty ......???

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:12 PM

I'm not sure how many posters ridiculing the OP article noticed one specific word:


Researchers working with Dr. Armin Falk, an economist from the University of Bonn, have now demonstrated that this sex hormone surprisingly also fosters social behavior.


Just one word can "also" provide a whole lot of difference in understanding a point in an article. :tu:
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Edited by Karlis, 11 October 2012 - 02:15 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:14 PM

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as women have less testosterone, this would mean that they lie more and are not so dedicated to good social behaviour?


Seems to agree with my personal experience...
HAHAHAHA!!!


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:24 PM

View PostKarlis, on 11 October 2012 - 02:12 PM, said:

I'm not sure how many posters ridiculing the OP article noticed one specific word:




Researchers working with Dr. Armin Falk, an economist from the University of Bonn, have now demonstrated that this sex hormone surprisingly also fosters social behavior.


Just one word can "also" provide a whole lot of difference in understanding a point in an article. :tu:
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Joking does not equal ridicule.  Personally, I was having a laugh about the title of the thread.  If the title had been, Testosterone Fosters Social Behaviour I'd merely have read the linked article and "liked" the OP.

Should I refrain from joking on UM?

Edited by Eldorado, 11 October 2012 - 02:24 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:30 PM

I have to wonder,if a woman headed up the research ,the results would have been the same.
In my experience, men lie about the most extraordinary things ,and repeatedly .

Why the two presidential candidates are men , and gosh ,I just don't find either very honest .
It's laughable,because its so preposterous in its conclusions.

Most everyone lies,and men lie a whhhoollle lot more than women . So....its just not plausible ,to me ,.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:38 PM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 11 October 2012 - 02:30 PM, said:

I have to wonder,if a woman headed up the research ,the results would have been the same.
In my experience, men lie about the most extraordinary things ,and repeatedly .

Why the two presidential candidates are men , and gosh ,I just don't find either very honest .
It's laughable,because its so preposterous in its conclusions.

Most everyone lies,and men lie a whhhoollle lot more than women . So....its just not plausible ,to me ,.

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 02:45 PM

View PostEldorado, on 11 October 2012 - 02:24 PM, said:

Joking does not equal ridicule.  Personally, I was having a laugh about the title of the thread.  If the title had been, Testosterone Fosters Social Behaviour I'd merely have read the linked article and "liked" the OP.

Should I refrain from joking on UM?
Hi and G'day Eldorado,

If joking was prohibited on UM, how long do you think this forum would last?

Edited to add: Since you did not click on "like", do you mean you did not like my OP post?  :cry:

Edited by Karlis, 11 October 2012 - 02:49 PM.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:03 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 11 October 2012 - 01:57 PM, said:

Dodgy science at it's worst! So .......... as women have less testosterone, this would mean that they lie more and are not so dedicated to good social behaviour?

No, that is an incorrect conclusion.
If they would've included women in the study maybe the results would've been different. And also there has not been an experiment that tests correlation between estrogen and honesty.
So your suggestive question is not valid.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:14 PM

View PostNeognosis, on 11 October 2012 - 02:14 PM, said:

Seems to agree with my personal experience...
HAHAHAHA!!!

Testosterone also makes men more predictable than women :lol:

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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:18 PM

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Most everyone lies,and men lie a whhhoollle lot more than women . So....its just not plausible ,to me ,.

I disagree. I think women have evolved more to survive by being manipulative, while men have evolved to survive by being more aggressive and direct.

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Testosterone also makes men more predictable than women

I agree, and I think your statement relates to what I said above.


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Posted 11 October 2012 - 03:35 PM

View PostNeognosis, on 11 October 2012 - 03:18 PM, said:

I disagree. I think women have evolved more to survive by being manipulative, while men have evolved to survive by being more aggressive and direct.


Yes, this could very well be the case.
You know what they say "Behind every man there is a great woman".

The BBC is taping a new series called The White Queen. It's about the the women through history who manipulated their way to power, behind the scenes.
I think it is true that women have been evolutionarily forced to become more manipulative instead of explicitly agressive. It makes sense since women have been oppressed in so many ways during all these years.





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