Neural and Hormonal factors in Aggression (AQA) A2 AO1

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1. Tennes and Kreye (1985) conducted a study in to cortisol in aggression, what were their findings?

  • Low levels of cortisol in violent schoolchildren
  • Medium levels of cortisol in violent children
  • High levels of cortisol in violent schoolchildren
  • Non-existent levels of cortisol in violent schoolchildren
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2. What is the Challenge hypothesis?

  • 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 testosterone only raises when stressed
  • The idea that life is a challenge
  • Getting stressed in challenging circumstances

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

  • Both violent and non-violent criminals had the same levels of salivary testosterone
  • 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 higher levels of testosterone in their blood stream

4. Who created the Challenge hypothesis and in what year?

  • Wingfield et al (1990)
  • Klinesmith (2006)
  • Lavine (1997)
  • Virkunnen (1985)

5. In what way does Cortisol influence aggression?

  • It directly influences aggression levels
  • It influences aggression related hormones
  • It doesn't
  • It sucks your blood which makes you angry, producing more testosterone and provoking aggression (I ran out of ideas, okay? :/ )

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