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Testosterone and cortisol modulate the effects of empathy on aggression in children

20:00 EDT 15 Apr 2019 | AAAS

(University of the Basque Country ) The study conducted in the UPV/EHU's Department of Basic Psychological Processes and their Development on 139 eight-year-old children has concluded that low levels of testosterone and high levels of empathy may explain the low levels of aggressive behaviour in girls; and that the low levels of empathy and high levels of cortisol may account for high levels of aggressive behaviour in boys.

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