Neural & Hormonal Explanations

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Role of hormone 'Testosterone'

  • Observations of behaviour across species reveals that aggression occurs in males than females
  • 80% of assaults (inc. homicides) commited by men.
  • Researches consider role of hormonal mechanisms and androgens(male sex hormones)
  • Androgen which has been consistently linked with aggression is testosterone produced by Leydig cells in male testes and small amounts from adrenal cortex in female ovaries.
  • Daily production of testosterone is 20 times greater in


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