Charles Whitman - aggression

A set of Q&A flashcards to test your knowledge on the study of Charles Whitman, which can be used in the exam as a strength/weakness of varying explanations of aggression.

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  • Created on: 11-03-17 22:18
What research method was used to conduct research about Charles Whitman?
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What did Whitman do?
Mass shooting at university of Texas in 1966. Killed 15 people.
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Does this study support nature or nurture?
The study can support both sides of the argument.
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How does this support nature?
Charles Whitman had a tumor pressing on his amygdala, a part of the limbic system which is thought to be responsible for emotion.
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How does it support nurture?
Whitman's father was repeatedly aggressive to both Charles and his mother.
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What nature theories does this study support?
The amygdala's role in aggression.
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What nurture theories does this study dupport?
social learning theory/observational learning.
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Mass shooting at university of Texas in 1966. Killed 15 people.

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