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Amira Lakhouane

Discuss neural and hormonal mechanisms in aggression. (8 marks + 16 marks)

Neural and hormonal mechanisms in aggression are a biological explanation which assumes
that aggression is located within the biological makeup of the individual rather than in the
environment around them.

Neural mechanisms concern neurotransmitters, which are…

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Amira Lakhouane

Research into testosterone has been criticised for only sampling men from prison which
means the results are biased as they cannot be generalised to the whole population and so
therefore the research lacks population validity. Also, perhaps the reason of their
aggressiveness is due to institutional factors such…


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