UCL Discovery
UCL home » Library Services » Electronic resources » UCL Discovery

Beyond the challenge hypothesis: The emergence of the dual-hormone hypothesis and recommendations for future research

Knight, EL; Sarkar, A; Prasad, S; Mehta, PH; (2020) Beyond the challenge hypothesis: The emergence of the dual-hormone hypothesis and recommendations for future research. Hormones and Behavior , Article 104657. 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.104657. (In press).

[img] Text
dual_hormone_manuscript_h_b_ch_special_issue_1.pdf - Accepted version
Access restricted to UCL open access staff until 3 January 2021.

Download (354kB)

Abstract

The challenge hypothesis makes specific predictions about the association between testosterone and status-seeking behaviors, but the findings linking testosterone to these behaviors are often inconsistent. The dual-hormone hypothesis was developed to help explain these inconsistencies. Specifically, according to this hypothesis, testosterone's association with status-seeking behavior depends on levels of cortisol. Here, we (1) describe the dual-hormone hypothesis in relation to the challenge hypothesis; (2) review recent studies that tested the dual-hormone hypothesis as well as meta-scientific evidence of heterogeneous dual-hormone findings across studies; (3) discuss potential explanations for this heterogeneity, including methodological considerations, contextual factors, and individual differences; and (4) provide recommendations for new work aimed at testing and extending the dual-hormone hypothesis.

Type: Article
Title: Beyond the challenge hypothesis: The emergence of the dual-hormone hypothesis and recommendations for future research
Location: United States
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.104657
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.yhbeh.2019.104657
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Experimental Psychology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10089969
Downloads since deposit
1Download
Download activity - last month
Download activity - last 12 months
Downloads by country - last 12 months

Archive Staff Only

View Item View Item