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)... Valid S.A. ("Company") (BM&FBOVESPA: VLID3 ON), is pleased to ... State of Washington,s Department of Licensing, in ... central issuance system for driver,s licenses and identification cards to ... and development will start in January 2015, with enrollment and ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015  Today, FreeWavz ( www.FreeWavz.com ), the developer ... on Fundable, https://www.fundable.com/freewavz . FreeWavz will be ... to meet customer demand. Logo - ... Invented by Dr. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 15, 2015  BellBrook Labs, a ... discovery, announced the launch of a TR-FRET (time ... company,s Transcreener UDP Assay, a high throughput screening ... new assay will allow for sensitive detection of ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Valid USA Signs Contract For Washington Driver's License Issuance 2FreeWavz Launches on Fundable to Drive Speed-to-Market in 2015 2BellBrook Labs Launches a High Throughput Screening Assay for Glycosyltransferases with TR-FRET Readout 2
... male managers power dress, posture and exercise power is ... the University of New South Wales (UNSW). Prehistoric ... as their "turf" and ostracising those who do not ... work situations than many of us want to accept, ...
... breaks in the two strands of the DNA double helix ... a molecular machine called the MRN complex is responsible for ... method of DNA repair called homologous recombination. In ... the journal Cell , John Tainer of the Life ...
... cells commute. To get from their birthplace to their ... an elaborate track of exceptionally strong proteins known as ... the October 3 issue of Cell , scientists ... show that a molecule, called ACF7, helps regulate and ...
Cached Biology News:Why your boss is white, middle-class and a show-off 2The structure of the Mre11 protein bound to DNA 2The structure of the Mre11 protein bound to DNA 3The structure of the Mre11 protein bound to DNA 4The structure of the Mre11 protein bound to DNA 5The structure of the Mre11 protein bound to DNA 6Scientists identify a molecule that coordinates the movement of cells 2
(Date:1/22/2015)... (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Shimadzu ... new UV-1280 multipurpose UV-visible spectrophotometer. Offering wavelength scanning ... instrument is ideal for applications in a variety ... science. , The user-friendly UV-1280 enables intuitive operation, ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... , Jan. 22, 2015  Transwestern | RBJ today announces ... of office space for Shire a leading biopharmaceutical company, at ... Transwestern | RBJ,s Robert Richards , president, and ... lease for the entire five-floor building at 95 Hayden Ave. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... RI (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 Protocol ... , The growing team of brand-neutral, independent consultants, Protocol ... Philip Rogers explained that over the years, his company ... , Moroso, Town of Plainfield, as well as others. ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... Boston, MA (PRWEB) January 22, 2015 ... systems, is pleased to announce an exciting product from a ... of motion analysis solutions over the past 15 years, with ... industries. Most recently, their 3D IMU system (inertial measurement unit), ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Shimadzu’s New Monitored Single-Beam UV-Vis Spectrophotometer Offers Comprehensive Measurement Options in a Compact Body 2Transwestern?RBJ Advises Shire in 202,000 SF Lease, Creating Boston's Largest Suburban Biotech Campus 2Protocol Networks Brings Independent Technology Consulting to the Constitution State 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP ) today announced financial ... The net income for the first quarter ended March ... of $14.1 million during the same period in 2010. Net ... related primarily to the $34.2 million in collaboration revenue recognized ...
... 2011 Silence Therapeutics plc (AIM: ... of patent 4,705,370, titled "Further Novel Forms of ...  The issued patent covers aspects of Silence,s platform ... 2,-O-Methyl structures known as AtuRNAi.  Silence,s AtuRNAi molecules ...
... May 2, 2011 Dendreon Corporation (Nasdaq: DNDN ) ... Revenue for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 was $28.1 million ... The GAAP net loss for the quarter ended March ... $125.7 million, or $0.96 per share for the quarter ended March ...
Cached Biology Technology:MAP Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter of 2011 Financial Results 2MAP Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter of 2011 Financial Results 3MAP Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter of 2011 Financial Results 4MAP Pharmaceuticals Reports First Quarter of 2011 Financial Results 5Silence Therapeutics Issued Japanese Patent Covering its Core RNA Interference (RNAi) Technology 2Silence Therapeutics Issued Japanese Patent Covering its Core RNA Interference (RNAi) Technology 3Dendreon Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 2Dendreon Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 3Dendreon Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 4Dendreon Reports First Quarter 2011 Financial Results 5
Rabbit polyclonal to IRS1 (phospho S636) ( Abpromise for all tested applications). entrezGeneID: 3667 SwissProtID: P35568...
PE Rat anti-Hu CD267 Storage Temperature: Refrigerate(2 to 8C)...
Leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor 4...
WD-repeat protein 4...
Biology Products: