Aggression- Genetics

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1. Study of MAOA in humans, found after abuse and maltreatment, those with high activity MAOA gene were less likely to be aggressive than those with low activity MAOA gene

  • Capsi et al
  • Bruner
  • Mattson
  • Alcock
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2. High activity MAOA ensures:

  • excess neurotransmitters are reduced meaning reduced aggression
  • increases neurotransmitters to reduce aggression
  • excess neurotransmitters are reduced meaning increased aggression

3. Studied MAOA gene in mice. Mice lacking the MAOA gene had serious anger management problems

  • Nannini
  • Bruner
  • Mattson
  • Capsi et al

4. Case study of dutch family. Found extremely violent members had low levels of MAOA

  • Bruner
  • Capsi
  • Mattson
  • Shackleford

5. A gene is...

  • Changes the way a the body responds to aggression
  • A basic, physical and functional unit of hereditary and acts as instructions that control our bodily functions and features
  • A basic, physical and functional chemical that codes our body


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