Neural and/or hormonal Mechanisms in Aggression

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1. Which study found that castration(reducing testosterone levels) of schizophrenics (High dopamine levels) had no effect on aggressive tendencies?

  • Wagner et al.
  • Bremmer
  • Dabbs et al.
  • Virkkunen
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2. Describe how cortisol affects aggression

  • Inhibits aggressive responses to emotional stimuli
  • It activates areas of the brain dealing with aggression increasing levels of aggression
  • High levels of cortisol inhibits testosterone leading to low levels of testosterone which reduces aggression
  • Stimulates aggressive responses to emotional stimuli

3. How does serotonin affect aggression?

  • Stimulates aggressive responses to emotional stimuli
  • High levels of cortisol inhibits testosterone leading to low levels of testosterone which reduces aggression
  • Inhibits aggressive responses to emotional stimuli
  • It activates areas of the brain dealing with aggression increasing levels of aggression

4. What did Dabbs et al find?

  • Testosterone levels in saliva were able to correctly differentiate between violent and non-violent criminals.
  • Low levels of cortisol in habitual violent offenders
  • castrated male mice showed decreased aggression which then increased when given testosterone

5. Which study found that drugs that decrease serotonin levels increase measures of hostility?

  • Archer et al.
  • Scarbo and Raine
  • Mann et al.
  • Bond

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