Theories of aggression

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What are the three theories of aggression?
The brain, hormones and the social learning theory.
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What is the social learning theory?
It is the view that people learn by observing others. Social learning theory explains how people learn new behaviours, values, and attitudes.
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Which two parts of the brain control emotions?
The limbic system and the amygdala.
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What hormone is found mostly in males and controls level of aggression?
Testosterone.
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What can be done to reduce or increase levels of testosterone in males?
They can be castrated to reduce it and have testosterone injected to become more aggressive.
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What happens if you damage the limbic system or amygdala?
You become more aggressive.
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Who's study was based on the social learning theory and when did it take place?
(Albert) Bandura - 1960's.
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What does ARRM stand for?
Attention, Retention, Reproduction, Motivation.
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Why is it not accurate to use an animal castration as an example for how humans work?
Humans are not the same as the animal so the outcome might differ - possibly harming the human.
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What did King do in his 1961 study?
Electrically stimulated a woman's amygdala causing her to have aggressive outbursts.
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