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Research Article

Oxytocin Increases Generosity in Humans

  • Paul J. Zak mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: paul.zak@cgu.edu

    Affiliations: Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Department of Economics, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, United States of America, Department of Neurology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California, United States of America

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  • Angela A. Stanton,

    Affiliation: Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University, Orange, California, United States of America

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  • Sheila Ahmadi

    Affiliation: Division of Endocrinology, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

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  • Published: November 07, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0001128

About the Authors

Paul J. Zak
Center for Neuroeconomics Studies and Department of Economics, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, United States of America
Paul J. Zak
Department of Neurology, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, California, United States of America
Angela A. Stanton
Argyros School of Business & Economics, Chapman University, Orange, California, United States of America
Sheila Ahmadi
Division of Endocrinology, Geffen School of Medicine, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: paul.zak@cgu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PZ. Performed the experiments: PZ AS SA. Analyzed the data: PZ AS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PZ. Wrote the paper: PZ AS SA.