Gender and Aggression

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1. Young et al

  • female monkeys injected with female hormones during pre-natal development, more likely to engage in rough play. Well-controlled but unethical & cannot generalise.
  • female monkeys injected with male hormones during pre-natal development, more likely to engage in rough play. Well-controlled but unethical & cannot generalise.
  • male monkeys injected with male hormones during pre-natal development, more likely to engage in rough play. Well-controlled but unethical & cannot generalise.
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2. Williams and Best

  • gender stereotypes in 30 cultures, 100 male and females asked to associate words with gender: males were dominant & aggressive, females were nurturant & expressive.
  • gender stereotypes in 30 cultures, 100 male and females asked to associate words with gender: females were dominant & aggressive, males were nurturant & expressive.

3. Biosocial approach

  • the environment influecing gender
  • the interaction of both the environment and genetics influecing gender
  • genetics influecing gender

4. 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

5. AO2/3 - Harrison et al

  • 56 men used aged between 22-50, given frustration game = increased aggression but were differences between individuals
  • Amygdala removal increases aggression
  • 56 men used aged between 22-50, given frustration game = decreased aggression but were differences between individuals

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