Goody-Goody Hormone Now Linked to Envy, Gloating


Another article showing the dark sides of the hormone oxytocin, which has been shown in recent years to trigger all kinds of feel-good emotions in people, such as trust, empathy and generosity. Now scientists find it might have a dark side: Snorting oxytocin might also incite aggression, envy and gloating.

However, as some scientists mentions, negative effects might still have pro-social effects in the long term; e.g. that the threat of retribution and punishment may be key to a positive effect as cooperation. Read the whole article here:

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