Genetic Factors in Aggressive Behaviour Essay Plan

Here's an essay plan on the subject of genetic factors in aggressive behaviour. Use it if you want, I chose these studies/explanations as they had the most information to write about. When writing essays in psych remember about breadth and dept, 200 words approx for AO1 and 400 approx for AO2/3.

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Genetic Factors in Aggressive Behaviour Essay Plan

1. Describe twin studies- Coccaro- found that adult twin pairs had nearly 50% of the variance in
direct aggressive behaviour being down to genetic factors. Adoption studies- 14,000
adoptions in Denmark found that a significant number of adopted boys with criminal
convictions had…

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8. Critical Point 4: Also the studies that have found a strong correlation between aggressive
behaviour and genetic factors have been carried out on non human animals. As a result of
this, it is difficult to generalise the results for humans as human beings are a lot more
complex both…


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