October 31, 2015 – Wielding Power Boosts Women’s Testosterone: Study
Levels of the hormone testosterone appear to change with certain behaviors, particularly in women, a new study suggests.
Though typically considered the “male” hormone, both men and women men have varying levels of testosterone, the study authors said. The new research found that when people wielded power in a work situation, testosterone levels rose.
For women, the act of firing someone led to more than a 10 percent increase in testosterone levels whether they acted in a typically male or female way. Men’s testosterone levels increased around 3 or 4 percent whether they acted in a typically male or female way, the study found.