Goody-Goody Hormone Now Linked to Envy, Gloating

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:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=oxytocin-hormone&WT.mc_id=SA_Facebook

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