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Casto K.V. & Carré, J.M. (2023) Testosterone, Sex, and Sport. Policy Insights from the Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 10(2).


Casto, K. V., Arthur, L., Lynch-Wells, S., & Blake, K. (2023). Women in their mid-follicular phase outcompete hormonal contraceptive users, an effect partially explained by relatively greater progesterone and cortisol reactivity to competition. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 157, 106367.


Petersen, N., Beltz, A.M., Casto, K.V., Taylor, C.M., Jacobs, E.G., Sundström-Poromaa, I., & Pletzer, B. (2023). Towards a more comprehensive neuroscience of hormonal contraceptives. Nature Neuroscience, 26, 529–531.  


Casto, K.V., Prasad, S., Josephs, R.A., Zilioli, S., Welker, K., Maslov, A., ... & Mehta, P. H. (2023). No Compelling Evidence that Self-Reported Personality Traits Explain Basal Testosterone and Cortisol’s Associations with Status-Relevant Behavior. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 1-35.


Stern, J., Hildebrand, T., & Casto, K.V. (2023). Women’s intrasexual competitiveness and jealousy across the ovulatory cycle – A hormone-based study. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 14(5), 647–661. 



Casto, K.V., Jordan, T., & Petersen, N. (2022) Hormone-based models for comparing menstrual cycle and hormonal contraceptive effects on human resting-state functional connectivity. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology Special Issue on Hormonal contraceptives and the brain: A call for translational research, 67, 101036.   


Arthur, L.C., Casto, K.V., & Blake, K.R. (2022) Hormonal contraceptives as disruptors of competitive behavior: Theoretical framing and review. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology, 66, 101015.


Casto, K.V. (2022). Tracking women’s reproductive data in sport: Practical limitations, perils and pitfalls. Sports Medicine, 52, 1723–1727.


Murphy, B.A., Casto, K.V., Watts, A.L., Costello, T.H., Jolink, T.A., Verona, E., & Algoe, S. (2022) “Feeling Powerful” versus “Desiring Power”: A pervasive and problematic conflation in personality assessment? Journal of Research in Personality, 101, 104305.


Casto, K.V., Leininger, E.C., & Tan, T. (2022). Teaching about sex and gender in Neuroscience: More than meets the “XY”. Journal of Undergraduate Neuroscience Education.


Casto, K.V., Arthur, L.C., Hamilton, D., & Edwards, D.A. (2022) Testosterone, athletic context, oral contraceptive use, and competitive performance in women. In Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 8, 52–78.


2021 and earlier

Casto, K.V., Root, Z. L., Carré, J.M., Geniole, S., & Bruner, M.W. (2021). Exploratory analysis of the relationship between social identification and testosterone reactivity to vicarious combat. Human Nature, 32, 509-527.


Casto, K. V., & Edwards, D. A. (2021). Individual differences in hormonal responsiveness to social encounters: Commentary on Félix et al., 2020 and review of pertinent issues. Hormones and Behavior, 129, 104921


Casto, K.V., Edwards, D.A., Akinola, M., Davis, C., & Mehta, P.H. (2020). Testosterone reactivity to competition and competitive endurance in men and women. In the Special Issue celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Challenge Hypothesis. Hormones and Behavior, 123, 104665.


Casto, K.V., & Edwards, D.A. (2019). Testosterone and cortisol interact to predict within-team social status hierarchy among Olympic-level women athletes. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 5 (3), 237-250.


Casto, K.V., & Mehta, P.H. (2019). Competition, dominance, and social hierarchy. In L. Welling and T. Schackelford (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook on Evolutionary Psychology and Behavioral Endocrinology. Oxford University Press.


Edwards, D.A., & Casto, K.V. (2019). The social neuroendocrinology of athletic competition. In P. Mehta and O. Schultheiss (Eds.), The International Handbook of Social Neuroendocrinology. Routledge/Psychology Press.


Casto, K.V., & Prasad, S. (2017). Recommendations for the study of women in hormones and competition research. Hormones and Behavior, 92,


Casto, K.V., Rivell, A., & Edwards, D.A. (2017). Testosterone and cortisol response to recreational sport competition in women and perceived personal success. Hormones and Behavior, 92, 29-36.


Casto, K.V., & Edwards, D.A. (2016). Testosterone and reconciliation among women: After-competition testosterone predicts prosocial attitudes towards opponents. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 2, 220-233.


Casto, K.V., & Edwards, D.A. (2016). Testosterone, cortisol, and human competition.  Hormones and Behavior, 82, 21-37.


Casto, K.V., & Edwards, D.A. (2016). Before, during, and after: How phases of competition differentially affect testosterone, cortisol, and estradiol levels in women athletes. Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology, 2, 11-25.


Crewther, B.T., Hamilton, D., Casto, K.V., Kilduff, L.P., & Cook, C.J. (2015). Effects of oral contraceptive use on the salivary testosterone and cortisol responses to training sessions and competition in elite women athletes. Physiology & Behavior, 147, 84-90.


Edwards, D.A., & Casto, K.V. (2015). Baseline cortisol moderates testosterone reactivity to women’s intercollegiate athletic competition. Physiology & Behavior, 142, 48-51.


Casto, K.V., Elliot, C. M., & Edwards, D.A. (2014). Intercollegiate cross-country competition: Effects of warm-up and racing on salivary levels of cortisol and testosterone.  International Journal of Exercise Science, 7, 318-328.


Edwards, D. A., & Casto, K. V. (2013). Women’s intercollegiate athletic competition: Cortisol, testosterone, and the dual hormone hypothesis as it relates to status among teammates. Hormones and Behavior, 64, 153-160.


Harmison, R. & Casto, K. (2012).  Optimal Performance: Elite Level Performance in “The Zone."  In S. Murphy (Ed.), The handbook on sport and performance psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.


Casto, K. & Lecci, L. (2012). Experimentally manipulated somatic information and somatization tendencies and their impact on physical symptom reporting and performance in a physically strenuous task. International Journal of Exercise Science, 5, 60-71.


Martin, A., Casto, K., Morris, W., & Morgan, J. B. (2011). Phosphine-catalyzed heine reaction. Organic Letters, 13, 5444-5447.

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