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How might the biological perspective explain aggression?Psychology has a variety of...

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swimm05 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted July 25, 2012 at 5:31 PM via web

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How might the biological perspective explain aggression?

Psychology has a variety of complementary yet incomplete perspectives that help us understand behavior.

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cgrant2 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted July 25, 2012 at 7:31 PM (Answer #1)

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In biology, there is this whole concept of nature versus nuture. Nature is the natural biological aspects of how things are effected. Nuture is more an environmental approach to a problem. In terms of explaining aggression, the biological perspective can be describe using the nature or the nuture. The nature will be interaction between the central nervous system and areas of the brain that are associated with aggression. Possible question would be what simulates the brain to cause us to feel anger. What happens in our bodies when we feel angry. Nuture approach would take into account the social influences involved with triggering aggression. What are some outside influences that triggers someone to show aggression. Both nature and nurture are both plausible answers (in my opinion). Chosing one perspective could depend on how you view environmental factors versus biological factors. 

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