2D:4D in Men Is Related to Aggressive Dominance but Not to Sociable Dominance

L. van der Meij, M. Almela, A.P. Buunk, S. Dubbs, A. Salvador

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    It has been shown that a smaller ratio between the length of the second and fourth digit (2D:4D) is an indicator of the exposure to prenatal testosterone (T). This study measured the 2D:4D of men and assessed dominance as a personality trait to investigate indirectly if the exposure to prenatal T is related to a dominant personality later in life. Results showed that men had a more aggressive dominant personality when having a more masculine (lower) 2D:4D, while there was no relationship between sociable dominance and 2D:4D. Findings from this study indicate that it is important to distinguish different forms of dominance since other studies failed to find relationships between dominance and 2D:4D. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)208-212
    JournalAggressive Behavior
    Volume38
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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    van der Meij, L., Almela, M., Buunk, A. P., Dubbs, S., & Salvador, A. (2012). 2D:4D in Men Is Related to Aggressive Dominance but Not to Sociable Dominance. Aggressive Behavior, 38(3), 208-212. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21422
    van der Meij, L. ; Almela, M. ; Buunk, A.P. ; Dubbs, S. ; Salvador, A. / 2D:4D in Men Is Related to Aggressive Dominance but Not to Sociable Dominance. In: Aggressive Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 38, No. 3. pp. 208-212.
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    van der Meij, L, Almela, M, Buunk, AP, Dubbs, S & Salvador, A 2012, '2D:4D in Men Is Related to Aggressive Dominance but Not to Sociable Dominance' Aggressive Behavior, vol. 38, no. 3, pp. 208-212. https://doi.org/10.1002/ab.21422

    2D:4D in Men Is Related to Aggressive Dominance but Not to Sociable Dominance. / van der Meij, L.; Almela, M.; Buunk, A.P.; Dubbs, S.; Salvador, A.

    In: Aggressive Behavior, Vol. 38, No. 3, 2012, p. 208-212.

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