We are aware that testosterone, the male hormone, is responsible for all things male and macho, adding to aggression and spirit of competition.
Now, a fresh insight has suggested, that though it is known to promote risky behavior, it can also have a control on certain social behaviors.
During the study, some participants were treated with testosterone in the form of a gel by applying it to their skin. Other participants were given a placebo gel. The study involved games which tempted them to cheat- playing a game of dice in separate booths and putting up their own score on a computer.
This study led researchers to believe that the hormone enhances honesty in men and the desire to portray a positive image.