Peter A. Bos

Winner Dissertation Prize 2014

To Survive and Protect. Testosterone and the Neuroendocrinology of Human Social Behaviour

Supervisors: Prof. dr J. van Honk, Prof. dr N.F. Ramsey
Co-supervisor: dr E.J. Hermans
Nomination: Utrecht University, Faculty of Social Sciences

Report by the selection committee

In his dissertation, Peter Bos demonstrates how testosterone influences human social behavior. His research focuses on the interface between psychology and biology. The articles in his dissertation have been published in renowned academic journals, and have drawn considerable international attention among development psychologists, neuro-endocrinologists and brain scientists. Through his work Peter Bos has demonstrated to be a versatile researcher, and the selection committee considers his dissertation an impressive scientific achievement.