ASU In the News

Connection between testosterone and status goods

According to a recent study, highlighted by Melissa Healy for the Los Angeles Times, giving a man more testosterone increases his preference for high-status goods.

Arizona State University’s Benjamin Trumble, an assistant professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, spoke on the implications of the study for evolutionary anthropology. photo of silver sports car Download Full Image

"Past research has not resolved the question of which comes first — the surge of testosterone or the male dominance behavior. This study, larger than most others in this field, helps clarify the role of testosterone as a driver of male dominance behavior and not just a response to it," said Trumble.

Read the full article to learn more.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times
Mikala Kass

Communications Specialist, ASU Knowledge Enterprise