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Aggression
Social Psychological approach to aggression
Social Psychological theories of aggression-SLT,
Deindividuation
Explanations of institutional aggression
Biological explanation of aggression
The role of neural and hormonal mechanisms in
aggression
The role of genetic factors in aggressive behaviour
Aggression as an adaptive response
Evolutionary explanations of human aggression,
including infidelity and…

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There is little doubt that hormones and neural mechanisms have an effect on our
behaviour and have been used in many psychological disorders such depression and
eating disorders.



Hormones are certainly linked to a person's behaviour because the presence or
absence has been shown to have numerous effects on a…

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Sapolsky said that although the 1st option seems best. The 2nd option is far more
likely. The example given is that; if you were to put a group of men in a room you
would not be able to tell their levels of aggression just by looking at their levels…

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There is huge evidence and support that there is a genetics side to aggression.
Grigorenko & Sternberg (2003) said that genetic factors do not work in isolation
but alongside environmental factors as well.

Early research concentrated on the abnormalities in the genes, specifically the XYY
genotype. This is proven later…

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Aim/Hypothesis The aim of the study was to see if aggressive behaviour was
due to the deficiency of MAOA (with the inclusion of
environmental factors)
Method/Experiment The observation consisted of 1037 children (442 boys) who
were observed over 26 years from birth to adulthood. They
concentrated on the production of…

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