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    Default Study: The Presence of an Attractive Woman Elevates Testosterone and Physical Risk Taking in Young Men

    Published in the Social Psychological and Personality Science journal

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    The authors report a field experiment with skateboarders that demonstrates that physical risk taking by young men increases in the presence of an attractive female. This increased risk taking leads to more successes but also more crash landings in front of a female observer. Mediational analyses suggest that this increase in risk taking is caused in part by elevated testosterone levels of men who performed in front of the attractive female. In addition, skateboarders’ risk taking was predicted by their performance on a reversal-learning task, reversal-learning performance was disrupted by the presence of the attractive female, and the female’s presence moderated the observed relationship between risk taking and reversal learning. These results suggest that men use physical risk taking as a sexual display strategy, and they provide suggestive evidence regarding possible hormonal and neural mechanisms.
    This seems like it translates well to cognitive information metabolism, or some IM element(s). Thoughts?
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    Se, and Te, people with these functions as ego functions tend to be the most driven by testosterone, especially Se types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heath View Post
    Se, and Te, people with these functions as ego functions tend to be the most driven by testosterone, especially Se types.
    I rather think if there was any causation, it would be the reverse. Then there's the question whether current conditions are more important, or those in which our brain formed and developed.

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    hm

    Probably related to why women like being approached and a enjoy it when a guy reveals her interest in them

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