The deal on testosterone responses to poker comptetition
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.
Competition (Psychology); Gamblers--Psychology; Gambling; Poker--Psychological aspects; Testosterone
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Steiner, E. T.,
Barchard, K. A.,
Gray, P. B.
The deal on testosterone responses to poker comptetition.
Current Psychology, 29(1),