Essays Tagged: "biological factors"

Born First, Born Smarter? The study of who would be more articulate?

er to that question is that something about our genetic composition changes with birth order due to biological factors such as the age of the mother. However, scientists believe that the explanations ...

(4 pages) 281 4 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The dispositional and humanistic perspectives of personality

the dispositional and humanistic perspectives. The dispositional perspective has long argued for a biological account of traits. This can then be associated with predictable personalities which in tu ... believer of free will, the humanistic perspective has always argued that despite environmental and biological factors, people have the ability to act and change in ways that they themselves govern. T ...

(8 pages) 444 0 2.5 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Why people gravitate towards evil.

, there are two Psychological theories for what makes people behave as they do and they are nature (biological factors) versus nurture (environmental factors). The nature theory would suggest that cer ... would suggest that certain people would gravitate towards evil because there is something in their biological make-up that causes them to behave this way. On the other hand, the nurture theory would ...

(1 pages) 52 0 3.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Business and econ.

ound their health until they are actually ill or people think that their health is only affected by biological factors. However, our health should be a focus in our lives because our daily life has an ... a focus in our lives because our daily life has an affect on our health. Illness does not only have biological causes but is also influenced by social factors such as the socially imposed roles of gen ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

Dysthymia Could be Caused by Biological Factors: A Truth or a Myth?

e events and psychosocial factors. Nevertheless, evidence has been found that strongly suggest that biological factors such as genes and neurotransmitters play a role in mood disorders such as bipolar ... sorders (cite). In this paper, a milder unipolar depression, dysthymia, will be examined as whether biological factors play a role in it. Dysthymia is defined as a mild chronic depression which last a ...

(7 pages) 45 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Biological/psychological factors of crime

e concerned with scientifically identifying the causes of criminal behavior in individual offenders.Biological Factors in CrimeNot many want to believe there is any such thing as a "bad seed;" that he ... tic or physiological components are the sole causal agents in behavior.In the past, theories of the biological aspects of criminal behavior were marked by a general lack of knowledge regarding the hum ...

(5 pages) 329 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays

Case study of an Autistic child- Evaluation

ication; (c) the presence of repetitive behaviour (O'Riordan, 2001). It is believed to be caused by biological factors due to: neurological symptoms, mental handicap, genetic causes, infections, and a ...

(5 pages) 247 0 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Sexual and Romantic Development in Youth

one's sexuality and romantic relationships. Many authors debate over the importance of hormones and biological factors versus environmental factors in relation to sexual development. Despite Freud's n ... ence on a person's sexual development. So, does a child's sexual and romantic development depend on biological or environmental factors or a combination of both?Environmental Influences on Sexual/Roma ...

(11 pages) 128 0 2.5 May/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

The cardiovascular effects of garlic consumption

s considered to be the major cause of death in the United States. Whether the deaths are related to biological factors, such as genetics or high cholesterol levels, cardiovascular disease is a major c ... such as blood pressure, cholesterol levels, fatty streak formation on walls of arteries, and other biological factors that are associated with cardiovascular disease.The cardiovascular benefits deriv ...

(13 pages) 38 0 4.5 Jul/2006

Subjects: Science Essays > Biology

Causes of Depression

lly known, but it is believed that depression is caused by a combination of several factors such as biological and psychosocial factors. One can't say that one factor is more important to the causes o ... to the causes of depression than the other because both have its own significant role in depression.Biological factors such as the fluctuation of chemicals in the brain and genetics play a major role ...

(1 pages) 81 0 3.8 Dec/2006

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Depression, Stress & Suicide

To What Extent Can Obesity Be Explained By Biological Factors

AbstractObesity is a globally escalating health problem. The following report concentrates on what biological factors are related to obesity and how can it be overcome.OutlineObesity is an increasing ... pids) in the adipose tissue of the body. This paper addresses the various relations of obesity with biological factors.Obesity and Biological FactorsObesity is the most common nutritional disorder in ...

(11 pages) 125 1 4.3 Feb/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Bipolar disorder

nknown. Some physicians and scientists think it comes from a variety of environmental, and genetic, biological factors that set off incidents of the bipolar disorder. There is said to be evidence that ...

(3 pages) 70 1 3.5 Jun/2007

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Diseases

Nature vs. Nurture

e to single out one particular cause of criminal behavior. Criminal behavior often stems from both biological and environmental factors. In many cases criminals share similar physical traits which t ... ually have. For example criminals have smaller brains than properly adjusted individuals. However biological reasons cannot solely be the cause of criminal behavior. Therefore, one must look to oth ...

(5 pages) 81 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

The study of criminology

research examines environmental conditions. Others concentrate on the connection between crime and biological factors such as brain structure and chemical imbalances. And others emphasize people's em ...

(2 pages) 121 1 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Deborah tannen

In contemporary society biological factors are no longer the sole components that distinguish men and women. Rather anything ...

(2 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sport And Race

cism 9. Stacking 10. International Examples 11. Rugby League Example 12. Rationale for Stacking (1) Biological (2) Psychological (3) Sociological.13. Summary CONCEPT OF RACE The point I want to stress ... categories are grounded in social meanings and social definitions; they are not based on objective biological factors. Firstly, the concept of race is historically and culturally dependant. Historica ...

(14 pages) 72 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Psychological Theories & Authors

Gender: Nature or Nurture?

belongs to either the male or female sex category, is the result of humans being obedient to their biological genes (nature) or to their environmental upbringing (nurture). Biologists tend to believe ... Many experiments have shown that biologists are correct, that human beings follow nature and other biological factors in forming gender identity. (I am changing it to: Biologists are correct though, ...

(7 pages) 61 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Psychology and Health: Multi factorial Model

tion of multiple factors working together. The multi factorial model takes in to account a person's biological factors including genetics, immune system, and chronic pain; environmental factors like p ...

(5 pages) 90 0 4.3 Mar/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Psychology and Health Problems

Multi-factorial model is that there are many factors such as biological, psychological and cultural that cause health and illness. Biological factors are things ...

(4 pages) 72 0 5.0 May/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology

Critical Analysis: 'Making the Young Old before Their Time'

n why kids nowadays reach maturity much earlier than before. In his article, Robertson asserts that biological factors, kids’ behavior, and external environment contribute to make the young old b ...

(2 pages) 9 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues