Hormones and Behaviour

The effect of a hormone (singular) on human behaviour can be examined using one or more examples.

The most sensible choice here is cortisol as this will allow for crosses over with the cognitive approach and two of the option topics (abnormal – depression and health – stress) however most of the textbook have sections on a range of hormones, often focusing a great deal on oxytocin.

Useful research papers

Oxytocin and trust: Kosfeld et al (2005) – unige_101739_attachment01

Card sort: card sort kosfeld 2005

I also used this study as an example for research methods: kosfeld experiment example


Anagrams: hormones anagrams

Mix and Match: The_effects_of_hormones_on_behaviour (2)

Practice SAQs

  • Outline/Describe/Explain the effect of one hormone on one human behaviour with reference to one research study. (9)

Practice ERQs

  • Discuss/evaluate research into the effect of one hormone on one human behaviour. (22)
  • Discuss/evaluate the effect of one hormone on one human behaviour. (22)