8.3 Violence

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8.3 Violence
1 Definitions
1.1 Aggression= Sequence of behaviour with goal of dominating/hurting other individual
1.2 Violence= Aggressive act, abuse of individual directly/indirectly
2 BLOA: Hormones
2.1 Testosterone
2.1.1 Evolutionary aspects. Sexual arousal and aggression. Dominace & Status seeking
2.1.2 Bernhardt Positive correlation between high levels of testosterone and antisocial behaviour in males (low socio-economic status)
2.1.3 Mazur and Booth Levels of testosterone rise in athletes before competative matches
2.2 Seratonin
2.2.1 Bernhardt Low seratonin levels + High tesosterone levels = Aggression
2.2.2 Low levels of seratonin = Aggressive behaviour
3 BLOA: Frontal-lobe abnormalities
3.1 Grafman
3.1.1 Veterans from Vietnam war suffering from penetrating head injuries and control group. Rating aggressive behaviour by questionnaries and scales and family observations. Patients with frontal-lobe abnormalities having a higher violence scale than controls.
4.1 Factors
4.1.1 Social environments, anti-social behaviour, social schemas, negative views of one self.
4.2 Cultivation theory
4.2.1 Violence in media, showing children that violence is acceptable/normal behaviour (social learning theory)
4.3 Theory of threatened egotism
4.3.1 Baumesiter and Bushman Questionnaries to measure self-esteem (narcissism). Participants writing and essay, receiving either good or bad feedback. Time-reaction test, slowest receiving blast of noise. Aggression highest among narcissits having received ad feedback.
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