Hormonal Influences in Aggression - Testosterone

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  • HORMONAL INFLUENCES - AGG - TESTOSTERONE
    • Attention is focused on male sex hormone as males are generally more agg than females.
    • It is an androgen responsible for development of masculine features.
    • Found in both sexes but males produce 10 times more.
    • Reducing testosterone levels by castration often used to reduce agg in pet, farm and zoo animals.
  • Animal studies (Giammanco et al 2005) have demonstrated experimental increases in testosterone are related to greater agg behaviour in several species.
    • Has role in regulating social behaviour.
    • HORMONAL INFLUENCES - AGG - TESTOSTERONE
      • Attention is focused on male sex hormone as males are generally more agg than females.
      • It is an androgen responsible for development of masculine features.
      • Found in both sexes but males produce 10 times more.
      • Reducing testosterone levels by castration often used to reduce agg in pet, farm and zoo animals.
  • Dolan et al 2001 found positive correlation between testosterone levels and agg behaviours in sample of 60 male offenders in UK max security hospitals.
    • These men mostly suffered from personality disorders and histories of violent behaviour.

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