25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)

Cross-Cutting Theme Program

The (Pro) Social Effects of Oxytocin in Humans

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM
Thurgood Marshall Ballroom West

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.

 
Subject Area: Biological Bases of Social Behavior

Jennifer A. Bartz

Jennifer A. Bartz
McGill University, Canada


 
Subject Area: Biological Bases of Social Behavior

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