Self-Confidence May Protect Men from Stress

People respond to stress in a variety of different ways, and men are no different. Some of the factors that influence a person’s response to stress are biological, physical, and psychological conditions. Testosterone is an example of a biological factor that can affect a man’s stress response. Men tend to exhibit specific traits depending on their level of testosterone, and it has been thought that testosterone levels might be be considered as a way to identify specific risk factors for stress.  Samiuele Zilioli recognized this and conducted a study in which he measured the stress levels of 70 male college students before and after a stressful video game competition in which they were instructed to win.


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