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Discuss the role of neural and hormonal mechanisms in aggression (24
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Aggression in humans associated with high levels dopamine, low levels serotonin. Serotonin has a
calming effect which inhibits aggression so when levels low people less likely to control aggressive
behaviour. Brown et al. 1992 low levels of waste…

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have worked out what the study is about and then acted accordingly thus decreasing the validity
of this study.

Research into testosterone and aggression however is far from conclusive. Albert et al. found that
even though studies have demonstrated a link between testosterone and aggression other studies
in fact have…

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