BEH225 WK2 CP - Heredity and Hormones Sarah Hoyt The...

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Heredity and Hormones Sarah Hoyt The physiological perspective of psychology, also known as the biological perspective, is the study of how behavior and biological processes are interconnected. Physiological psychologists mainly study the bases of behavior and mental processes in a biologic manner. Heredity, hormones, and the nervous system can affect behavior and can be affected by behavior in turn. All human behavior originates as thought processes within the brain, similar to a computer and a computer processor. Humans are born with a brain, or computer, and the processor, or thought processes, develop strength over time; however, the physical structure, appearance, and internal make up can differentiate depending on based on heredity, which is the transmission of traits passed on genetically from one generation to the next (Maisto & Morris, 2002). Genes, in essence, are information carriers. There are two types of genes, dominant and recessive; dominant genes will emerge each time they are present while a recessive gene will only appear
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2010 for the course AXIA Axia taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Phoenix School of Law.

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