1. Issue of Young et al.
- Not specific enough in what gene mutates
- Generalise with caution to humans
- Too simplistic
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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
- Plomin et al.
- Miles and Carey