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UA - PSYCH 101 - Class Notes - Week 9

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UA - PSYCH 101 - Class Notes - Week 9

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background image 10/17 Helping Behavior Aggression Any behavior that involves the intention to harm another Factors influencing aggression: -Age
-Heat
-Biology
-Culture
Biological Factors Stimulating or damaging the amygdala or hypothalamus can lead to 
changes in the levels of aggression
Low levels of serotonin associated with: -Aggression in adults
-Hostility and disruptive behavior in children
MAOA gene, or the “warrior gene” -Not a “violence gene”
-Associated with the regulation of amygdala and 
neurotransmitters (serotonin)
Social and Cultural Factors Evolution? Violence varies across cultures Violence varies within cultures at different times Culture of honor: belief system in which men are primed to protect 
their reputations through physical aggression
Helping Behavior Prosocial behavior Why are humans prosocial? -Motivated by empathy
-Selfish motives
-Innate tendency
Women were raised to be caretakers Altruism Providing help when it’s needed without any apparent reward for doing
so 
Inclusive fitness -Kin selection Reciprocity 

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School: University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Department: Psychology
Course: Intro to Psychology
Professor: Tba
Term: Fall 2016
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Name: PY 101, Helping Behavior
Description: Helping Behavior Notes
Uploaded: 10/24/2016
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