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1

Where is testosterone produced?

In leydic cells in male testes and in adrenal cortex

2

When are the 2 times testosterone is thought to be effective?

Soon after birth and again in adulthood

3

What does testosterone act to do when they're released after birth?

Sensitises certain neural circuits in the brain to make it more sensitive to testosterone

4

How does testosterone influence serotonin?

Acts to reduce amount of serotonin released as its suggested serotonin reduced aggression

5

Where is cortisol released from?

Adrenal medulla

6

What is the relationship between cortisol and aggression?

Lower the level of cortisol, the higher the levels of aggression

7

Who performed research into the hormonal explanation of aggression?

Van goozen et al, Edwards, archer

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How many male and female participants did van goozen use?

35 females
15 males

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When did van goozens participants complete the questionnaires to assess their proneness to aggression?

Before and after recieving hormone treatment

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What did van goozens research find?

Females-males showed increase in aggression and males-females showed decrease in aggression

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What did Edwards do?

Inject one group on neonate rats with testosterone and then both groups injected when they were older

12

2 hormones associated with aggression...

Testosterone and cortisol

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What did Edwards find?

Those rats who had a double dose of testosterone were more aggressive

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What did Archer do?

A meta-analysis of 5 studies to find a low positive correlation between testosterone and aggression

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Evaluation points of hormonal explanation of aggression...

Supporting research, too simplistic, research tends to be correlational, scientific, animal research

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Why is the research into hormonal explanation scientific?

Can measure levels of testosterone by measuring levels in blood, saliva & hair

17

Which researcher measured levels of testosterone in hair?

Wheeler did as you can see it as hair grows around 1cm a month