Genetic Factors of Aggression

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1. What did Miles and Carey find?

  • Genetic mutation in mice caused violence in the mice
  • 50% of variation in aggressive behaviour was due to genetic influence
  • 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
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2. Issue of Young et al.

  • Generalise with caution to humans
  • Too simplistic
  • Not specific enough in what gene mutates

3. Which study found that there was a significant number of adopted individuals with criminal convictions that had biological parents with criminal history?

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

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

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

5. Alternative model to the genetic factors in aggression

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

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