"Love Drug" Makes Group Members Lie More, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Study

Published: Apr 08, 2014

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Members of a group are more likely to lie after they inhale the "love hormone" oxytocin, a study has found. This hormone is known to be released during close bonding between groups, and mothers also release it during childbirth and breastfeeding. The results suggest that individuals in closely bonded groups are more likely to lie when it benefits the group than when it only benefits the individual.

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