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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Oxytocin is found to make women friendly but men more competitive

The reason why men are competitive and women are more social has been explained - and it’s all down to the hormone oxytocin.

Although known as the love hormone, it affects the sexes differently and not always in a loving way.

Researchers have discovered that in men it improves the ability to identify competitive relationships, whereas in women it enables the ability to identify friendship.

Following treatment with oxytocin, researchers found that in women it was the ability to correctly identify friendship that got better

‘Women tend to be more communal and familial in their behaviour, whereas men are more inclined to be competitive and striving to improve their social status,’ said Professor Simone Shamay-Tsoory, lead researcher at the University of Haifa in Israel.

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