Gender and Aggression

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1. AO2/3 - Nelson

  • can establish cause and effect
  • Methodological issues as he didnt take into account situtational causes and cannot establish cause and effect
  • 56 men used aged between 22-50, given frustration game = increased aggression but were differences between individuals
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2. Shaywitz and Shaywitz

  • MRI scans examined male and female brains carried language tasks, men used left and females used both hemispheres. Objective measure = scientific method
  • MRI scans examined male and female brains carried language tasks, men used left and females used both hemispheres. Subjective measure = scientific method
  • MRI scans examined male and female brains carried language tasks, females used left and males used both hemispheres. Objective measure = scientific method

3. Hunters and Gatherers - Natural Selection

  • Females have good memories as they need to remember where food scattered to gather resources. Males aggressive and fit to fight to protect offspring,
  • males have good memories as they need to remember where food scattered to gather resources. Females aggressive and fit to fight to protect offspring,

4. Trivers - Sexual Selection

  • Males have uncommitted sex and seeking wealth to produce as many offspring as possible, females want to be choosy and keep youthful so that males provide resources
  • Females have uncommitted sex and seeking wealth to produce as many offspring as possible, males want to be choosy and keep youthful so that males provide resources

5. Free-will vs determinism

  • determinism is an implication as people can chose the way they act
  • free-will is an implication as people can chose the way they act

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