Macho Men

ManMen with high testosterone overcompensate, says Stanford researcher.

Men with high testosterone levels react more strongly when their masculinity is threatened or provoked than men with a lower level of the hormone, according to research conducted by Stanford University sociologist Robb Willer. The research is published in the American Journal of Sociology. Willer, who is now an associate professor at Stanford, has been studying masculinity since he was a graduate student. In earlier studies, Willer found that men, who feel threatened, exhibit masculine behavior such as expressing a stronger support for war and a greater interest in buying an SUV.

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