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It was established that violence is hereditary

July 5 2005
12:35

Biologist Dario Mestriperi from the University of Chicago (USA) decided to find out how child abuse is passed down through the generations - what is the reason: a personal experience or in the genes in the education or the environment?

Mestriperi was already known that about 5-10% of infant monkeys to varying degrees affected by the physical aggression of their mothers. And also the fact that among humans, and primates, child abuse is passed down through the generations, with about 70% of violent parents themselves were abused as children.

Scientist put the pups in a cage with other macaques, mothers, strangers and his own, brutal and caring. As a result, 9 of 16 monkeys reared by aggressive mothers subsequently treated inhumanely by their offspring. No one cub, grown caring mother, did not, reported likar.info.

Biologist came to the conclusion that abuse is not transmitted at the genetic level, and because experienced in childhood experience. He cautiously suggests that the results of this study can "try" and the human family, according to MIGnews.com.ua.

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