Cross-Cutting Theme Program
The (Pro) Social Effects of Oxytocin in Humans
Saturday, May 25, 2013,
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
The “love hormone” oxytocin has been touted for its pro-social effects in humans. Empirical work, however, reveals that oxytocin manipulations can result in both pro- and anti-social behavior depending on the person and/or context. In this talk, I will discuss how this variability may shed light on the mechanisms by which oxytocin modulates interpersonal processes in humans, as well as our understanding of what it means to be prosocial.
This is part of the Biological Bases of Social Behavior Theme Program.