Can anyone give me an example of a study that demonstrates genetic influence on behaviour?

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in regards to aggression, and any cases besides Grove et Al, and Brunner. 

Posted Mon 30th April, 2012 @ 11:46 by Denee

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Ermm i kinda remember one but cant remember the psychologist

it was where they studied prisoners to see how aggressive they were and they did this by conducting multiple tests on thier saliva and they found out that the prisoners who had commited serious crimes e.g. **** and murder, had higher levels of testosterone that those who commited smaller crimes e.g. burglary. So they concluded that testosterone and aggression is based upon genes and also you could criticise this study by saying that to support this they couldve tested the prisoners parents to see if their parents had high levels of testosterone or whether their parents have commited any crimes

Hope this helped :)

Answered Wed 9th May, 2012 @ 21:30 by Alice
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Hi :D

I'm studying that at the moment.... but I haven't got my book on me :/ Sorry :3

I'll check when I get home :D

Answered Mon 30th April, 2012 @ 11:59 by Fyzah :p
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You could look at people with atypical sex chromosomes, like with XO, turner symdrome, where they have specific behaviours..

Answered Thu 10th May, 2012 @ 21:18 by Blue and Red