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Advances in Psychological Science    2017, Vol. 25 Issue (12) : 2157-2167     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.02157
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 Sex-related differences in the effects of Oxytocin on human social cognition
 YUE Tong1,2,3; HUANG Xiting2,3; LIU Guangyuan4
 (1 Post-doctoral Station of Mathematics, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China) (2 Research Center for Psychology and Social Development, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China) (3 School of Psychology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China) (4 School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
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Abstract   Several studies have reported sex differences in the effects of oxytocin on many social cognitive activities, including particularly social judgment, social approach/avoidance, social cooperation/competition, and maintenance of relationships. At the neural level, the oxytocin-related sex differences are mainly reflected by the activation pattern of the amygdala and the reward system. Currently, the oxytocin-related sex differences are mainly explained by sex-associated evolutionary traits and hormonal levels, as well as the cumulative effects of sex differences. In the future, a more accurate experimental design is needed to validate the sex differences linked to oxytocin in social cognition. Based on this, a more rational and effective theoretical model will be established, whereby the influence of sex-related factors in clinical application will be further emphasized.
Keywords Oxytocin      sex differences      social cognition      neural mechanism     
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Corresponding Authors: HUANG Xiting, E-mail: xthuang@swu.edu.cn LIU Guangyuan4, E-mail: liugy@swu.edu.cn    
Issue Date: 26 October 2017
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YUE Tong,HUANG Xiting,LIU Guangyuan.  Sex-related differences in the effects of Oxytocin on human social cognition[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2017, 25(12): 2157-2167.
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http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/10.3724/SP.J.1042.2017.02157     OR     http://journal.psych.ac.cn/xlkxjz/EN/Y2017/V25/I12/2157
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