AQA A-level - Paper 3 - Issues and Options in Psychology

Aggression

AQA Specification: 


Neural and hormonal mechanisms in aggression, including the roles of the limbic system, serotonin and testosterone. Genetic factors in aggression, including the MAOA gene.
 

The ethological explanation of aggression, including reference to innate releasing mechanisms and fixed action patterns. Evolutionary explanations of human aggression.
 

Social psychological explanations of human aggression, including the frustration-aggression hypothesis, social learning theory as applied to human aggression, and de-individuation.
 

Institutional aggression in the context of prisons: dispositional and situational explanations. 
 

Media influences on aggression, including the effects of computer games. The role of desensitisation, disinhibition and cognitive priming.

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TBC 2020

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