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  • Personality
    • Temperment
      • Thomas (1977)
        • Conducted a longitudinal study-he observed and assessed two to three month old babies between infancy and adulthood. He would then put them in to nine different categories.
          • Thomas suggested that there were three different types of temperament: easy temperament, difficult temperament and slow-warm up temperament.
    • Antisocial personality disorder.
      • Biological explanation.
        • Raine (2000) investigating whether criminal brains were any different from law abiding brains.
          • 41 criminals who were charged  with murder. a control group used as comparison. Those in the experimental groups were mathed with people in the control group with having a personality disorder but the control group had not committed a murder  .
            • Both groups were given a PET scan. They found that there was less activity in left hemisphere of the brain, less activity in the prefrontal area of the brain and abnormalities in the amygdala of the experiment group.
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    • Eyesenck's personality theory
      • Introversion-shy, prefers to be on their own, quiet.
      • Extroversion-outgoing, high level of activity, confident.
        • Neuroticism- anxious, guilt, worry


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