Navigation Links
High-testosterone competitors more likely to choose red
Date:5/16/2013

Why do so many sports players and athletes choose to wear the color red when they compete? A new study to be published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that it may have to do with their testosterone levels.

The new study, conducted by psychological scientist Daniel Farrelly of the University of Sunderland and colleagues, demonstrated that males who chose red as their color in a competitive task had higher testosterone levels than other males who chose blue.

"The research shows that there is something special about the color red in competition, and that it is associated with our underlying biological systems," says Farrelly.

The researchers believe that the link may explain why many sports stars wear red clothing Tiger Woods, for example, famously chooses to wear a red shirt on the last day of a major competition.

Choosing to wear red "may, unconsciously, signal something about their competitive nature, and it may well be something that affects how their opponents respond," Farrelly explains.

Farrelly and colleagues recruited 73 men to participate in the study, and they were unaware of the study's aims. The men were told that they would be performing a competitive task and that their performances would be placed on a leaderboard. The participants then chose either a red or blue symbol to represent them in the table and completed the competitive tasks. They also answered questionnaires aimed at gauging whether various personal reasons may have affected their color choice.

To determine participants' testosterone levels, the researchers took saliva samples at the start of the study, before the participants knew about the competitive task, and again at the end.

The data revealed that men who chose red had higher baseline testosterone levels, and they rated their color as having higher levels of characteristics such as dominance and aggre
'/>"/>

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Scientists sequence genome of sacred lotus, which likely holds anti-aging secrets
2. Roe deer more likely to be run over at nightfall on a Sunday in April
3. Marriage can threaten health: Study finds satisfied newlyweds more likely to gain weight
4. Bottlenose dolphin leaders more likely to lead relatives than unrelated individuals
5. Unlikely partners create innovative product for college biology
6. Sodium transporter appears likely target for treating salt-sensitive hypertension
7. Southwest regional warming likely cause of pinyon pine cone decline, says CU study
8. Study: Viral reactivation a likely link between stress and heart disease
9. Scientists find gene interactions that make cocaine abuse death 8 times more likely
10. Men more likely to commit research misconduct than female counterparts
11. Host cholesterol secretion likely to influence gut microbiota
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... Jan. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - Today, FindBiometrics, the leading source of ... of its new website design. "When we launched ... says Peter O,Neill , founder and CEO of FindBiometrics. ... needs involvement from the key players on a very broad ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 15, 2015  BellBrook Labs, a leader ... announced the launch of a TR-FRET (time resolved ... Transcreener UDP Assay, a high throughput screening assay ... assay will allow for sensitive detection of hundreds ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... POINT ROBERTS, Washington , January 20, 2015 ... including technology and tech stocks, releases video from the CES ... and security consultant Apollo Robbins . Apollo ... the Wocket™ biometric smart wallet, a product of NXT-ID, Inc. ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Identity Industry Leading Publication Debuts New Look As Biometrics Hit Mainstream 2BellBrook Labs Launches a High Throughput Screening Assay for Glycosyltransferases with TR-FRET Readout 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 2Apollo Robbins Talks about the Illusion of Personal Safety and How Easily Your Wallet is Stolen; If a Wocket Wallet is Stolen the Thief Can't do Anything With it! 3
... NY (May 14, 2012) -- Dr. Darja Marolt, an Investigator ... lead author on a study showing that human embryonic stem ... use in research and potential therapeutic application. Dr. Marolt conducted ... Columbia University in the laboratory of Dr. Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic. ...
... May 14, 2012 Scientists from the Florida campus of ... grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the ... help prevent relapse in smokers who are kicking the habit. ... grant, which is designed to support an institutionally based research ...
... data enables students to carry out scientifically valid virtual ... is created and developed, according to research from the ... of Gothenburg followed upper-secondary students from the Swedish town ... of the research project I2I, Inquiry to Insight., Using ...
Cached Biology News:Scripps Florida scientists awarded $8.4 million grant to develop new anti-smoking treatments 2Real science in virtual school labs 2
(Date:2/26/2015)... LAUDERDALE, Fla. , Feb. 26, 2015 ... discussed growth priorities driven by key research advancements and ... segments at today,s Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2015 ... met the challenge of building grain supplies the last ... to continue at the pace of the last decade, ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Feb. 26, 2015 The healthcare landscape is rapidly ... Frost & Sullivan will host its 20 th ... , March 8 to 10, at the Hilton San Diego ... This event is a platform for global ... discuss industry disruptions and how to succeed in an uncertain ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... Innovation is more urgent than ... parts of the world and transforming global markets ... manufacturing to health care, disruption is constantly underway. ... socio-political trends shake the foundations of established business ... CEOs to survive the next wave of mega-change. ...
(Date:2/26/2015)... February 26, 2015 Regis Technologies ... development of oncology drug substances. , Regis Technologies is ... their new Potent Compound Suite (PCS) for 2015. , ... square foot, cGMP facility in Morton Grove, Illinois. The ... of potent compounds up to about one kilogram per ...
Breaking Biology Technology:DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 2DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 3DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 4DuPont Leader Outlines Path for Growth in Agriculture and Nutrition & Health Segments 5Embrace the Future of Medical Technologies with Frost & Sullivan 2Embrace the Future of Medical Technologies with Frost & Sullivan 3One Million Acts of Innovation Canada Creates Partnership with The Economist Events’ Innovation Forum 2Regis Extends cGMP Services to Oncology Market 2
... at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time in Conjunction with ... Leading Cardiothoracic Surgeons Conference - ... (Nasdaq: CRDC ) and Intuitive,Surgical, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISRG ... topic of "Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic,Coronary Revascularization and ...
... 18 ,ThromboGenics NV (Euronext Brussels: THR) and ... announce today that they,have received approval from ... Phase I clinical trial of the novel ... that targets the angiogenic factor PlGF,(placental growth ...
... Jan. 17, 2008 Scientific studies on climate change, ... awarded more than 145 million processing hours on supercomputers ... Energys Innovative and Novel Computational Impact on Theory and ... from industry, academia and government research facilities receive access ...
Cached Biology Technology:Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair' 2Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair' 3Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair' 4Cardica and Intuitive Surgical to Host Educational Symposium on 'Advanced Techniques and Technologies in Robotic Coronary Revascularization and Mitral Valve Repair' 5ThromboGenics and BioInvent Receive Approval to Begin Clinical Trials of TB-403 for the Treatment of Cancer 2ThromboGenics and BioInvent Receive Approval to Begin Clinical Trials of TB-403 for the Treatment of Cancer 3ThromboGenics and BioInvent Receive Approval to Begin Clinical Trials of TB-403 for the Treatment of Cancer 4ThromboGenics and BioInvent Receive Approval to Begin Clinical Trials of TB-403 for the Treatment of Cancer 5Oak Ridge leads DOE INCITE effort in 2008 2Oak Ridge leads DOE INCITE effort in 2008 3Oak Ridge leads DOE INCITE effort in 2008 4
14-3-3 tau Antibody Shipping Temperature: HOT Storage Temperature: -20C...
Applications: Western blotting Stability: Room temperature, indefinitely ...
... Rabbit Antibody to ARG. Vasopressin ... arginine vasopression peptide. Cells are found ... and fibers are found throughout the ... FA perfused tissue. ...
CircuLex Anti-Human S100P Polyclonal Antibody Research Focus: proliferation Storage: -20C Shipping Temperature: 4C...
Biology Products: