Genetic Factors of Aggression

1. What did Plomin et al find?

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

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

3. Which study found that meta-analysis of 51 twin and adoption studies found that aggressive behaviour was a result of genetic influence?

  • Hutchings and Mednick
  • Young et al.
  • Rhee and Waldman
  • Cocarro et al.

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 there was a significant number of adopted individuals with criminal convictions that had biological parents with criminal history?

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

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