This Psychology Factsheet outlines and evaluates the ethological explanation of aggression. The Factsheet includes examiner comments, and the worksheet gives you the opportunity to apply what you have learned to exam-style questions. Words in bold are explained in the glossary.

The examiner will expect you to be able to:
• Outline the ethological explanation of aggression, including ‘fixed action patterns’ and ‘innate releasing mechanisms’.
• Evaluate the ethological explanation of aggression.
• Support your answer with reference to published research.

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April 2019


ISSN: 1351-5136

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