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Testosterone Causes Aggressiveness?

Testosterone(the"malehormone")hasbeenknowntoscientistsforabout65 years.Ithasbeenblamedandpraisedformanythingsovertheyearsfrombaldnesstoaggressiveness.Theperceivedrelationshipbetweentestosteroneandaggressivenessissowidespreadthatitisevenmentionedindictionaries.Forexample,theon-lineWWWebsterDictionarygivesasaseconddefinitionfortestosterone:"qualities(asbrawnandaggressiveness)usuallyassociatedwithmales." Thus,onecouldsay,"He'sreallyshowinghistestosterone,"toimplythatamale isespeciallyaggressive.