BIO PSYCH- Brain structure and aggression

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  • Brain Structure & Aggression
    • Pre-frontal cortex
      • involved in movement, expression, decision making
      • DAMASIO : Reduced PFC functioning leads to heightened impulsivity
      • PHINEAS GAGE
    • Amygdala
      • perceiving emotions, aggression responses
      • KLUVER : Lesions to amygdala in monkeys lead to significant reductions in aggression
      • CHARLES WHITMAN
    • Hypothalamus
      • governs psychological function, hormones and ability to read social situations
      • HESS : Electric stimulation of the hypothalamus of cats caused aggression
      • THE ANGRY LAWYER
    • AO3
      • Brain scans
        • High reliability, internal validity
        • Poor ecological validity
      • Animal research
        • Animal and human hypothalamus are similar enough to draw conclusions
        • Animal and human aggression is different, Humans are civilized and less competitive
      • Some studies only focus on highly violent criminals or niche groups. Non general
        • I.E RAINE- NGRI

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