AQA A2 Psychology Unit 3: Genetics and Aggression Mind Map

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  • Genetics and Aggression
    • TWIN STUDIES
      • Alternative to selective breeding
        • Seperating Nature and Nurture?
    • MAOA GENE
      • Regulates enzymes without which neurotransmitters increase to make aggression more likely
        • Brunner et al - Defective MAOA Gene within a dutch family
          • Cases et al - Disabled and restored MAOA Gene in mice influencing aggressive behaviour
    • SELECTIVE BREEDING
      • e.g. bulls study
        • Lagerspertz - Bred Aggresive Mice
          • Not Absolutely Genetic - Can be tamed with conditioning
  • TWIN STUDIES
    • Alternative to selective breeding
      • Seperating Nature and Nurture?
  • Regulates enzymes without which neurotransmitters increase to make aggression more likely
    • Brunner et al - Defective MAOA Gene within a dutch family
      • Cases et al - Disabled and restored MAOA Gene in mice influencing aggressive behaviour
  • MAOA GENE
    • Canter -0.14 and O`Connor - 0.72
      • Diff's due to methods of measuring aggression
      • Trend M2's are more similar in aggression than D2's
    • Diff's due to methods of measuring aggression
    • Trend M2's are more similar in aggression than D2's
    • SELECTIVE BREEDING
      • e.g. bulls study
        • Lagerspertz - Bred Aggresive Mice
          • Not Absolutely Genetic - Can be tamed with conditioning

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