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Title: Dataset on genetic and physiological adults׳ responses to social distress
Authors: Bonassi, Andrea
Ghilardi, Tommaso
Truzzi, Anna
Cataldo, Ilaria
Azhari, Atiqah
Setoh, Peipei
Shinohara, Kazuyuki
Esposito, Gianluca
Keywords: Adult Interaction
Oxytocin Receptor Gene
DRNTU::Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2017
Source: Bonassi, A., Ghilardi, T., Truzzi, A., Cataldo, I., Azhari, A., Setoh, P., . . . Esposito, G. (2017). Dataset on genetic and physiological adults׳ responses to social distress. Data in Brief, 13, 742-748. doi:10.1016/j.dib.2017.06.057
Series/Report no.: Data in Brief
Abstract: Both expectations towards interactions with conspecifics, and genetic predispositions, affect adults׳ social behaviors. However, the underlying mechanisms remain largely unknown. Here, we report data to investigate the interaction between genetic factors, (oxytocin receptor (OXTR) and serotonin transporter (5-HTTLPR) polymorphisms), and adult interactional patterns in shaping physiological responses to social distress. During the presentation of distress vocalizations (cries of human female, infants and bonobos) we assessed participants׳ (N = 42 males) heart rate (HR) and peripheral nose temperature, which index state of arousal and readiness to action. Self-reported questionnaires were used to evaluate participants’ interactional patterns towards peers (Attachment Style Questionnaire, Feeney et al., 1994[1]), and the quality of bond with intimate partners (Experiences in Close Relationships Scale, Fraley et al., 2000 [2]). To assess participants׳ genetic predispositions, the OXTR gene (regions rs53576, and rs2254298) and the 5-HTTLPR gene (region SLC6A4) were genotyped. The data set is made publicly available to enable critical or extended analyzes.
DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.06.057
Rights: © 2017 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Inc. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
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