Genetic Factors of Aggression


1. What did Miles and Carey find?

  • 50% of variation in aggressive behaviour was due to genetic influence
  • In a replication of Bandura's bobo doll study there was no difference in MZ and DZ aggressive behaviour
  • There was a significant number of adopted individuals with criminal convictions that had biological parents with criminal history
  • Genetic mutation in mice caused violence in the mice
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2. Extra Y chromosomes in males leads to...

  • Increased testosterone levels, which is associated with aggressive behaviour
  • Low testosterone levels which reduces aggressive behaviour
  • Increased aggressive behaviour

3. Which study found that children with variant of the MAOA gene, produced less of MAOA but only showed aggressive behaviour if maltreated during childhood?

  • Plomin et al.
  • Brunner et al.
  • Caspi et al.
  • Theilgaard
  • Young et al.

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

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

5. Which study found that genetic mutation in mice caused violence in the mice?

  • Coccaro et al.
  • Young et al.
  • Hutchings and Mednick
  • Plomin et al.


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