Neural and Hormonal factors in Aggression (AQA) A2 AO1

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1. In relation to the question where you had to guess who did the study on testosterone, what were the findings in this study?

  • Violent criminals had higher levels of salivary testosterone than non violent criminals
  • Violent criminals had lower levels of salivary testosterone than non-violent criminals
  • Both violent and non-violent criminals had the same levels of salivary testosterone
  • Both violent and non-violent criminals had higher levels of testosterone in their blood stream
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2. Tennes and Kreye (1985) conducted a study in to cortisol in aggression, what were their findings?

  • Non-existent levels of cortisol in violent schoolchildren
  • Low levels of cortisol in violent schoolchildren
  • High levels of cortisol in violent schoolchildren
  • Medium levels of cortisol in violent children

3. What is the Challenge hypothesis?

  • Getting stressed in challenging circumstances
  • The idea that testosterone levels only rise above the base breeding level in response to social challenges. E.g male-male competition
  • The idea that life is a challenge
  • The idea that testosterone only raises when stressed

4. Is Testosterone said to have an influence on aggression?

  • Sometimes
  • Yes
  • Maybe
  • No

5. Whom of the following carried out a study on Testosterone in aggression?

  • Dabbs et al (1987)
  • Freud (1956)
  • Archer (1991)
  • Bandura (1960)

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