Biological theories

Biological theories - o Biological theories Aggressive...

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o Biological theories Aggressive impulses may be hereditary Twin studies: correlations of aggression higher among monozygotic twins that dizygotic pairs Amygdala – seat of emotion, if ones amygdala is more reactive than the avg this could lead to more aggressive impulses Serotonin – inhibits aggression Testosterone – supports aggression Gender differences o Men use more direct forms o Women use more indirect forms – but women are more likely to use physical aggression against partners o There is no clear sex differences in reporting feelings of anger o Provocation: key driver o Men are more likely to attack physically when unprovoked o What happens when ppl are irritated, frustrated, or threatened by another person? When provocation is involved the typical gender difference in physical aggression is reduced or eliminated Alcohol and aggression o Alcohol increases aggression compared to sober state o Alcohol impairs normal inhibitory processes o Alcohol also changes how we process information – focus more on immediate
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