Aggression: definitions

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aggression
behaviour aimed at harming others
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hormones
chemicals released by our endocrine system that affect how our bodies function and how we behave
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chromosomes
the parts of each cell that carry the genetic info from our parents
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limbic system
the part of the brain that causes aggressive behaviour
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prefrontal cortex
the very front of the brain involved in social&moral behaviour and controls aggression
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brain disease
damage to the brain caused by illness or trauma
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Thanatos
the part of our unconscious that causes our aggressive drive
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ego defence mechanisms
behaviour strategies used by the individual to protect itself
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vicarious learning
learning by observation
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monitoring
judging whether our own behaviour is appropriate or not.
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punishment
a stimulus that weakens behaviour because it's unpleasant and we try to avoid it.
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PET scan
a technique to show how the brain is working by imaging it while the patient is carrying out a mental task
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repress
keep our emotions very tight under control and not express how we're feeling
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bobo doll
an inflatable doll of about 1.5m tall that's weighted at bottom. it's designed to jump back up when knocked over.
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ADHD
a disorder characterised by short attention span, poor concentration & uncontrollable aggressive outbursts
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Ritalin
a drug used to control adhd
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psychosurgery
an operation on the brain to remove/destroy the part that's causing abnormal behaviour
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catharsis
the process of getting rid of your emotions by watching other people experiencing emotion
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curvilinear
a relationship that increases in strength to a point, but then begins to decrease
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hormones

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chemicals released by our endocrine system that affect how our bodies function and how we behave

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chromosomes

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limbic system

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prefrontal cortex

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