OPINION: Dr Ken Romeo 775-870-6942
Winning aggressive disputes is one of several things that can alter a person’s response to future stressful events.
“Scientists have previously tested dominant and subordinate male hamsters in a conditioned defeat model and found that dominant individuals show less change in behavior following social defeat stress compared to subordinates and controls, indicating a reduced conditioned defeat response.” Horm Behav. 2016 Sep 9;86:27-35. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.09.002.
So here’s the question: Does winning an aggressive event increase testosterone levels?
In the study, male hamsters were paired in aggressive encounters and blood samples were collected immediately before and 15min and 30min after the formation of dominance relationships. “Dominants showed an increase in plasma testosterone at 15min post-interaction compared to their pre-interaction baseline, whereas subordinates and controls showed no change in plasma testosterone.” Horm Behav. 2016 Sep 9;86:27-35. doi:
I am certainly not advocating arguments or fights or anything else that is violent. But I have to wonder whether this model can be compared to much of human behavior. If so, it certainly explains many of the complex human relationships that exist in the work environment where managers have, many times, access to authority which they have no business having – The Peter Principle.
Yours in Health!
Dr. Ken Romeo
Dr. Ken Romeo is a Principal and Chief Clinical Data Coordinator for the Healthy Aging Research Foundation (HARF) in Reno, NV. He is an expert in Natural Anti-Aging protocols and Anti Inflammatory Sciences.
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Source: Horm Behav. 2016 Sep 9;86:27-35. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.09.002.