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Salivary Testosterone Is Consistently and Positively Associated with Extraversion: Results from The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety

Published on Jan 1, 2015in Neuropsychobiology1.68
· DOI :10.1159/000369024
Maureen M. J. Smeets-Janssen1
Estimated H-index: 1
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Karin Roelofs32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
+ 4 AuthorsErik J. Giltay51
Estimated H-index: 51
(LEI: Leiden University)
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Background: Testosterone has been postulated as a ‘social' hormone, but the relationship between testosterone and personality traits linked with socially oriented
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Published on Apr 1, 2014in Hormones and Behavior3.95
Dorien Enter5
Estimated H-index: 5
(LEI: Leiden University),
Philip Spinhoven63
Estimated H-index: 63
(LEI: Leiden University),
Karin Roelofs32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
Testosterone is an important regulator of social-motivational behavior and is known for its dominance-enhancing and social-anxiolytic properties. However, to date no studies have systematically investigated the causal effect of testosterone on actual social approach-avoidance behavior in humans. The present study sets out to test the effects of testosterone administration in healthy female volunteers using an objective implicit measure of social motivational behavior: the social Approach-Avoidan...
Published on Nov 1, 2013in Psychosomatics1.54
Justin M. Johnson3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Harvard University),
Lisa B. Nachtigall20
Estimated H-index: 20
(Harvard University),
Theodore A. Stern31
Estimated H-index: 31
(Harvard University)
Background The effects of both high and low levels of testosterone are wide ranging and can include changes in mood, often overlapping with symptoms of mood disorders. Objective We sought to review the literature on the correlation of high and low levels of testosterone on mood disorders in men. Results Based on limited studies, high levels of testosterone are related to increased rates of depression as well as hypomania, whereas low levels of testosterone are related to depressive disorders in ...
Published on Jun 1, 2013in Hormones and Behavior3.95
David A. Edwards36
Estimated H-index: 36
(Emory University),
Kathleen V. Casto6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Emory University)
article i nfo Recent research suggests that testosterone and cortisol jointly regulate dominance motivation and, perhaps, the status relationships that are affected by it. For this article, the results of six different studies of women's intercollegiate athletic competition were combined to give a sample size of almost ninety women for whom we had before- and after-competition values for salivary cortisol and testosterone for at least one and some- times two competitions. For many of these women...
Published on Oct 1, 2012in Clinica Chimica Acta2.73
Peter Celec27
Estimated H-index: 27
(Comenius University in Bratislava),
Daniela Ostatníková16
Estimated H-index: 16
(Comenius University in Bratislava)
Abstract Background Saliva collection devices solve some of the technical issues related to sampling and processing of saliva. However, the widely used Salivette cotton or polypropylene rolls interfere with down-stream analysis of some of the salivary compounds. The aim of our study was to prove the effect of sampling using two different Salivette collection devices on salivary testosterone and estradiol concentrations. Methods Saliva samples were collected from young healthy women (n = 231) and...
Published on May 1, 2012in Psychological Science4.90
David Terburg18
Estimated H-index: 18
(UU: Utrecht University),
Henk Aarts47
Estimated H-index: 47
,
Jack van Honk55
Estimated H-index: 55
Throughout vertebrate phylogeny, testosterone has motivated animals to obtain and maintain social dominance—a fact suggesting that unconscious primordial brain mechanisms are involved in social dominance. In humans, however, the prevailing view is that the neocortex is in control of primordial drives, and testosterone is thought to promote social dominance via conscious feelings of superiority, indefatigability, strength, and anger. Here we show that testosterone administration in humans prolong...
Published on Mar 1, 2012in Journal of Psychosomatic Research2.72
Erik J. Giltay51
Estimated H-index: 51
(LUMC: Leiden University Medical Center),
Dorien Enter5
Estimated H-index: 5
(LEI: Leiden University)
+ 4 AuthorsKarin Roelofs32
Estimated H-index: 32
(LEI: Leiden University)
Abstract Objective Low circulating levels of testosterone have been associated with major depression, but there is more limited evidence for differences in patients with anxiety disorders. The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and other antidepressants is associated with sexual side effects, warranting testing for interactions with testosterone. Methods Data are from 722 male and 1380 female participants of The Netherlands Study of Depression and Anxiety (NESDA), who were re...
Published on Jan 1, 2012in Journal of Applied Psychology5.07
Jonas W. B. Lang12
Estimated H-index: 12
(UM: Maastricht University),
Ingo Zettler23
Estimated H-index: 23
(University of Tübingen)
+ 1 AuthorsUte R. Hülsheger20
Estimated H-index: 20
(UM: Maastricht University)
Personality psychologists have long argued that explicit traits (as measured by questionnaires) channel the expression of implicit motives (as measured by coding imaginative verbal behavior) such that both interact in the prediction of relevant life outcome variables. In the present research, we apply these ideas in the context of industrial and organizational psychology and propose that 2 explicit traits work as channels for the expression of 3 core implicit motives in task and contextual job p...
Published on Jan 1, 2012in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology5.92
Luke D. Smillie20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Melbourne),
Andrew Cooper30
Estimated H-index: 30
(Goldsmiths, University of London)
+ 1 AuthorsWilliam Revelle40
Estimated H-index: 40
One of the most robust observations in personality and emotion research is the finding that extraverts are happier than introverts. Some theorists have attributed this to differential reactivity of the brain reward system, which is central to many biologically inspired models of extraversion. This affective-reactivity hypothesis, which suggests that extraverts should be more susceptible to the induction of positive affect, has so far received very mixed empirical support. In this article, we con...
Published on Jan 1, 2012in Journal of Abnormal Psychology5.52
Philip Spinhoven63
Estimated H-index: 63
(LEI: Leiden University),
Mark de Rooij16
Estimated H-index: 16
+ 2 AuthorsBrenda W. J. H. Penninx126
Estimated H-index: 126
This prospective study examined the prognostic value of the Big Five personality model for changes in comorbidity patterns of emotional disorders both from a person- and trait-centered perspective. Moreover, it is investigated whether the predictive effect of personality can be attributed to symptom severity at baseline. We followed a cohort of 2566 persons (18-65 years) recruited in primary and specialized mental health care during two years. Personality dimensions at baseline were assessed wit...
Published on Sep 1, 2011in Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease1.86
Philip Spinhoven63
Estimated H-index: 63
(LEI: Leiden University),
Bernet M. Elzinga45
Estimated H-index: 45
(LEI: Leiden University)
+ 4 AuthorsBrenda W. J. H. Penninx126
Estimated H-index: 126
(LEI: Leiden University)
We investigated a) the concurrent impact of positive and negative life events on the course of depressive symptoms in persons remitted from depression and healthy controls, b) whether the impact of life events on symptom course is moderated by the history of depression and the personality traits of neuroticism and extraversion, and c) whether life events mediate possible relationships of history of depression and personality traits with symptom course. Using data from the Netherlands Study of De...
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Published on Mar 15, 2019in Journal of Accounting Research4.89
Xianjie He (SUFE: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics), Huifang Yin1
Estimated H-index: 1
(SUFE: Shanghai University of Finance and Economics)
+ 2 AuthorsHailong Zhao (SWUFE: Southwestern University of Finance and Economics)
Published on Jul 1, 2018in American Journal of Human Biology1.44
Jennifer S. Mascaro9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Emory University),
Kelly E. Rentscher4
Estimated H-index: 4
(Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior)
+ 4 AuthorsMatthias R. Mehl32
Estimated H-index: 32
(UA: University of Arizona)
Published on Jul 1, 2018in Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews8.00
Jennifer Kurath1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Basel),
Rui Mata20
Estimated H-index: 20
(University of Basel)
Abstract Hormonal levels have been hypothesized to serve as proximal biological mechanisms underlying individual differences in risk taking. We conducted a systematic literature search and independent meta-analyses to assess the link between endogenous testosterone, estradiol, and cortisol levels and risk-taking related constructs (i.e., risk-taking propensity, impulsivity, sensation seeking, novelty seeking). We found small correlations between risk-taking constructs and testosterone (r = 0.12,...
Published on Apr 1, 2018in Personality and Individual Differences2.00
Hirokazu Doi12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Nagasaki University),
Ilaria Basadonne1
Estimated H-index: 1
(University of Trento)
+ 1 AuthorsKazuyuki Shinohara18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Nagasaki University)
Abstract Music constitutes an integral part of everyday life. There is great variation in preference patterns for music. However, the cause of such individual differences has not been fully elucidated to date. Many behavioral traits, including personality, are known to be influenced by steroid-hormone testosterone. On this basis, we conjectured that testosterone partly determines individual differences in music preference. To examine this hypothesis, in the present study, we investigated the ass...
Published on Feb 1, 2018in Andrologia1.84
A. E. de Wit (UG: University of Groningen), Fokko J. Bosker25
Estimated H-index: 25
(UG: University of Groningen)
+ 5 AuthorsRobert A. Schoevers48
Estimated H-index: 48
(UG: University of Groningen)
Summary Testosterone is involved in many processes like aggression and mood disorders. As it may easily diffuse from blood into saliva, salivary testosterone is thought to reflect plasma free testosterone level. If so, it would provide a welcome noninvasive and less stressful alternative to blood sampling. Past research did not reveal consensus regarding the strength of the association, but sample sizes were small. This study aimed to analyse the association in a large cohort. In total, 2,048 pa...
Published on Apr 1, 2017in Psychoneuroendocrinology4.01
Dennis J.L.G. Schutter13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Radboud University Nijmegen),
Rosa Meuwese6
Estimated H-index: 6
(LEI: Leiden University)
+ 2 AuthorsJiska S. Peper29
Estimated H-index: 29
(LEI: Leiden University)
Abstract Previous research has found an association between a smaller cerebellar volume and higher levels of neuroticism. The steroid hormone testosterone reduces stress responses and the susceptibility to negative mood. Together with in vitro studies showing a positive effect of testosterone on cerebellar gray matter volumes, we set out to explore the role of testosterone in the relation between cerebellar gray matter and neuroticism. Structural magnetic resonance imaging scans were acquired, a...
Published on Jan 1, 2017in Spanish Journal of Psychology0.75
Patricia Sariñana-González5
Estimated H-index: 5
,
Ángel Romero-Martínez10
Estimated H-index: 10
,
Luis Moya-Albiol18
Estimated H-index: 18
Published on Dec 25, 2016
Xianjie He , Huifang Yin1
Estimated H-index: 1
+ 2 AuthorsHailong Zhao
Published on Jul 7, 2016in Cerebral Cortex5.44
Alessandra D. Nostro2
Estimated H-index: 2
(HHU: University of Düsseldorf),
Veronika I. Müller15
Estimated H-index: 15
(HHU: University of Düsseldorf)
+ 1 AuthorsSimon B. Eickhoff83
Estimated H-index: 83
(HHU: University of Düsseldorf)
Previous studies have shown that males and females differ in personality and gender differences have also been reported in brain structure. However, effects of gender on this "personality-brain" relationship are yet unknown. We therefore investigated if the neural correlates of personality differ between males and females. Whole brain voxel-based morphometry was used to investigate the influence of gender on associations between NEO FFI personality traits and gray matter volume (GMV) in a matche...
Henk R. Cremers9
Estimated H-index: 9
(U of C: University of Chicago),
Karin Roelofs32
Estimated H-index: 32
(Radboud University Nijmegen)
Social anxiety is a common disorder characterized by a persistent and excessive fear of one or more social or performance situations. Behavioral inhibition is one of the early indicators of social anxiety, which later in life may advance into a certain personality structure (low extraversion and high neuroticism) and the development of maladaptive cognitive biases. While there are several effective psycho- and pharmacotherapy options, a large number of patients benefit insufficiently from these ...
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