Structure and function of brain regions focusing on aggression 

  • The role of the central nervous system (CNS) and neurotransmitters in human behaviour, including the structure and role of the neuron, the function of neurotransmitters and synaptic transmission. 
  • The structure of the brain, different brain areas including the pre-frontal cortex and limbic system and brain functioning as an explanation of aggression as a human behaviour. 
  • The role of, and research into hormones and genes in aggression. 

Body rhythms 

  • The role of internal pacemakers (body clock) and external zietgebers in the regulation of the circadian sleep-wake cycle. 
  • Infradian rhythms including the menstrual cycle and seasonal affective disorder and therapies, including light therapy. 
  • Research into the circadian sleep-wake cycle and infradian rhythms.