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- reduced activity in prefrontal cortex, left angular gyrus and corpus callosum.

- increased activity in right hemisphere of thalamus and amgydala.

- no difference in putamen, midbrain and caudate.

- had reduced activity on left than right.

- had main associations with mental illness not violence. 

- 6 murderers left handed, 14 non white, 23 head injury in past.

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- circular is unstability between depression and overactivity

- hyperthermic, affectionless, depressed, schizoid, normal.

-14 were affectionless

- 12 experienced frequent seperations

- bettty i was in a foster home

- derek b was hospitalised at 18 months old

- kenneth w between 3-9 was cared for by a grandfather who struggled to look after him

- 17 thieves experienced early seperation

- other 17 had mothers who had traits that masked hostility 

- 5/27 had fathers who hated them.

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- session one, he stared at the rat and jumped at the sound

- session 2 albert didnt go for the rat, had a cautious response

- session 3 he kept Controlled response and kept it with the rabbit. 

- session 4 fear was stronger, had a dislike for furry objects.

- session 5 after time it was not as extreme

- in the emotional tests he had no state of fear

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- experiment one showed that the word 'smashed' made the mean spead 40mph

- 'collided' had 39.3mph, ' bumped had 38mph, hit had 34mph and contacted had 31mph.

-experiment two showed that 16 who had the word smashed glass thought there was, 34 didnt.

- ones with hit 7 said there was, and the control group had 6 saying there was too. 

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- 170,000 people of all ages found no differences, all had 80% satisfaction rating across 16 different countries. INGLEHART

- gender accounts for only 1% of well being, but found women to be twice as vunerable to depression ROBINS AND REGIER

- AA's had twice as much happiness as european americans.People with individuakistic cultures had higher SWB.

- their is a modest correlation between income and happiness that is only +.12 between it. forbes rich list were 37% happy than average american (DEINER ET AL)

- traits of happy people were high self esteem, snese of personal control, optimism and extraversion.

- relations of happy people, married people are happier than non-married LEE ET AL.

- work provides personal identity, but can be strenuous, introduction of concept 'flow'.

- people who are religious have higher happiness POLOMA AND PENDELTON. 

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