Title

The deal on testosterone responses to poker comptetition

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2010

Publication Title

Current Psychology

Volume

29

Issue

1

First page number:

45

Last page number:

51

Abstract

The following study investigated the effect of poker competition on testosterone (T) responses. Thirty-two participants played one-on-one poker in a lab on campus. Saliva samples were obtained before and after the poker games. On average, participants produced a significant increase in T during the competition, with no difference between winners and losers. This study is the first of its kind to examine T responses in a gambling competition. Possible implications for destructive gambling behaviors are discussed.

Keywords

Competition (Psychology); Gamblers--Psychology; Gambling; Poker--Psychological aspects; Testosterone

Disciplines

Community-Based Research | Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology

Language

English

Permissions

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Identifier

DOI: 10.1007/s12144-010-9071-0

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