Neural/hormonal mechanisms

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  • Neural and Hormonal
    • Testosterone
      • Men = testes women = adrenal glands (DHEA)
      • Androgen hormone
      • Peak in young, adult males
      • More likely that a behaviour will be expressed
        • Holism
      • Beetman
        • Castrated male rats
          • Aggression reduced IF castrated before puberty
        • Ethics
        • Animal research
      • Dabbs
        • Measured testosterone in 692 male prisoners
          • Sex/violent crimes had higher testosterone
            • Higher confrontation levels
              • Gender bias
    • Pre-frontal cortex
      • Regulates emotional responses driven by the amygdala
        • Limbic system
        • Damage results in impulsivity, immaturity and control loss
      • Anderson
        • Untitled

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