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Psychobiological Findings on Interpersonal Behavior during Competition

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Psychobiological Findings on Interpersonal Behavior during Competition

Niclà Lozza (Author)

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ISBN-13 (Hard Copy) 9783736993600
ISBN-13 (eBook) 9783736983601
Language English
Page Number 130
Lamination of Cover matt
Edition 1. Aufl.
Publication Place Göttingen
Place of Dissertation Zürich
Publication Date 2016-10-04
General Categorization Dissertation
Departments Psychology
Keywords competition, interpersonal theory, embodiment, synchrony, nonverbal, complementarity, acute stress, cortisol, gonadal steroid hormones
Description

In view of the importance of interpersonal processes for humans as social beings, the question of how individuals coordinate their verbal and nonverbal behaviors and what influences their interpersonal style is of high relevance. However, research on interpersonal behavior during competition has produced mixed findings. The present thesis aims to contribute to the explanation of interpersonal behavior during competition. Two empirical studies were conducted to investigate how interpersonal coordination is associated with competition outcomes as well as the hormonal predictors of interpersonal behavior during competition.
In our first study, we examined the associations between interpersonal synchrony and various competition outcomes. In our second study, we investigated the joint effects of acute psychosocial stress, testosterone, estradiol and cortisol on interpersonal behavior during competition.