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2. Alternative model to the genetic factors in aggression

  • Diathesis Stress model
  • Social learning theory
  • Bandura's theory of vicarious reinforcement

3. What did Plomin et al find?

  • There was a significant number of adopted individuals with criminal convictions that had biological parents with criminal history
  • In a replication of Bandura's bobo doll study there was no difference in MZ and DZ aggressive behaviour
  • Genetic mutation in mice causes violence
  • 50% variance in aggressive behaviour was due to genetic influence

4. Issue with genetic factors of aggression in terms of real world application

  • Provides an excuse for violent crimes, takes away their responsibility for the crime, this causes distress for the victims and their families and friends and is damaging for society as a whole
  • Mandel said that the theory was monocausal
  • Must be generalised with caution as its too simplistic

5. Which study found that inmates with an extra Y chromosome had increased aggressive thought patterns and decreased non-aggresive thought patterns?

  • Hutchings and Mednick
  • Theilgaard
  • Plomin et al.
  • Miles and Carey


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