key words for aggression

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aggression
behaviour aimed at harming others
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hormones
chemicals released by our endocrine system that affect how our bodies function and how we behave
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chromosomes
the parts of each cell that carry the genetic information from our parents
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limbic systems
the part of the brain that causes aggressive behaviour
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prefrontal cortex
the very front of the brain. It is involved in social and moral behaviour and controls aggression
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brain disease
damage to the brain caused by illness or trauma
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Thanatos
the part of our unconscious that causes our aggressive drive
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ego defence mechanisms
behaviour strategies used by the individual to protect itself
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vicarious learning
learning by observation
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monitioring
judging whether our own behaviour is appropriate or not
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punishment
a stimulus that weakens behaviour because it is unpleasant and we try to avoid it
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PET scan
a technique to show how the brain is working by imaging it while the patient is caryying out a mental task
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repress
keep our emotions under very tight control and not express how we are feeling
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'bobo' doll
an inflatable doll of about 1.5 meters tall that is weighted at the bottom. It is designed to jump back up when it is knocked over
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attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
a disorder characterised by short attention span, poor concentration and uncontrollable aggressive outbursts
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ritalin
a drug used to control ADHD
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psychosurgery
an operation on the brain to remove or destroy the part of the brain that is causing abnormal behaviour
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catharsis
the process of getting rid of your emotions by watching other people experiencing emotion
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curvilinear
a relationship that increases in strength to a point, nut then begins to decrease
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chemicals released by our endocrine system that affect how our bodies function and how we behave

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the parts of each cell that carry the genetic information from our parents

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the part of the brain that causes aggressive behaviour

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