Outline and evaluate one or more biological explanations of human aggression (8+16 marks)

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Outline and evaluate one or more biological explanations of human aggression (8+16 marks)

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Outline and evaluate one or more biological explanations of
human aggression (8+16 marks)


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NEUROTRANSMITTERS (NT)

Serotonin
- Neurotransmitters are chemicals that enable impulses within the brain
to be transmitted from one area to another.
- Serotonin and Dopamine are two neurotransmitters that have been
linked with aggressive behavior.
-…

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Cortisol
- Cortisol appears to have a mediating effect on other aggression-related
hormones such as testosterone
- Dabbs et al., 1991 found that high levels of cortisol inhibit testosterone
and so inhibit aggression.
- Vukkenen 1985 found that studies have reported low levels of cortisol
in habitual violent offenders and…

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HORMONAL MECHANISMS

- P: However there is inconsistent evidence to support the link between
testosterone and aggression.
E: Albert et al., 1995 claim that despite many studies showing a positive
correlation between testosterone and aggression, other studies find no
such relationship.
C: Suggesting that there is no evident link between…

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