Oxytocin-Racism Link? 'Love Hormone' May Promote Hostility Between Groups

01/31/2011 02:28 pm ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011
  • Elizabeth Heathcote The Observer

Carsten de Dreu, 44, a professor of psychology at the University of Amsterdam... has been exploring the role of the "love" hormone oxytocin in group dynamics and inter-group competition. His latest experiments, the results of which have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, indicate a potentially more negative side.

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