Psychology - Road Rage

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In September 2004, a young mother from Brisbane was convicted over a road rage attack in which she bashed a truck driver with an axe handle. She was found guilty of assault causing bodily harm while armed. She was sentenced to do 60 hours community service. She was also given two years probation and ordered to complete a driving course, but there was no mention of psychological treatment or intervention. Possible reasons behind why the young mother inflicted harm upon the truck driver could have been because of how her brain structure is, she could have been damaged in the brain and thus making it not functioning properly. Another reason could be the neurotransmitters were partially damaged which led her to act violently to another person, she may of needed to seek treatment as she wasn’t getting the natural instinct and response as other healthy people usually get and do. The young mothers hormones could have been wild, not yet completely under her own control due to the fact that she just had a baby and is currently a guardian and parental figure now, she may not have had the time to realize that and is now catching up to her. Genetically speaking, the young mother may have adopted a gene that causes her to be easily outraged and violent within minutes causing a sanctioned attack, as she may be used to attacking and releasing stress. The possibility of the mother could possibly been under the influence of drugs or some other type of narcotic is more than likely, she may have been sleep deprived and wanted to keep up with her life an her baby thus the reason as to why she would be on drugs. She may have been experiencing physical pain, such as headaches, post natal depression and head injuries perhaps, leading her to exert her anger and fury through physical harm upon another person who may have triggered her.

Possible reasons behind why the young mother inflicted harm upon the truck driver could have been because of how her brain structure is,...
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