BIO PSYCH- Hormones and aggression

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  • HORMONES & AGGRESSION
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      • CORTISOL
        • Steroid hormone; released in response to stress and low blood glucose
      • Bind to receptor proteins and change cell function
      • ADRENALINE
        • Released from the pituitary gland. Prep for FvF
      • Chemical messengers in the endocrine system
      • TESTOSTERONE
        • Male sex hormone. Muscle mass, bone density, aggression
        • MAZUR : Strong positive correlation between high test. and aggression
        • Spike in boys from 16-25. Aggressive behavior and crime most common in this age range
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      • DABBS: Took test. levels in saliva of violent male criminals. 10/11 had abnormally high test.
        • Non general sample. All male
      • Castrated rodents demonstrated more docile tendencies
        • Re-injection of test. caused increased aggression again
        • Animal research is valid and credible
      • Correlative not causative
      • HARLOW: Male rhesus monkeys engage in more rough play than their sisters
      • Deterministic. Not every person with increased testosterone will be aggressive
      • Humans and animals don't share similar social environments
        • humans display aggression more naturally and less often than lab animals
      • Potential for the theory to become a scapegoat for violence

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