Psychology - Biological explantion for aggression

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Nature is the biological explanation for aggression, it says that aggression is about genes,hormones and the brain, etc.

The Brain

There are two main areas of the brain that are involved with aggression, the amygdala and the limbic system.

The limbic system is a set of brain structures that lies in the middle of the brain. it is known as the 'emotional area' of the brainas it is responsible for the 'survival emotions' such as fear and aggression. People with emotional disorders have been known to have damage to their limbic system.

The amygdala is a structure that recognises emotion, it is also responible for producing aggression. animal studies have shown that removal of the amygdala causes the animal to become calm and it does not show an aggressive response to threatening situations. There are also human case studies that have shown


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