Checkpont Heredity and Hormones

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Amanda Cerda Checkpoint Heredity and Hormones Behavioral Science Thomas King, PH. D. September 29, 2010 1
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Heredity and hormones play a significant role in human behavior. Psychologists have used many scientific studies to determine whether inherited traits cause behavior fluctuations and also evolutionary studies to determine how the environment has impacted inherited traits. The field of behavior genetics and evolutionary psychology help the psychologist to explore the influence of heredity on human behavior (Morris and Maisto, 2005). Hormones within the body also profoundly affect behavior. The endocrine system is a communication system within the body. It is made up of many networks of glands that produce hormones causing changes in behavior. These chemical substances are released during puberty, times of stress, happiness sadness and impact human behavior when initiated. Psychologists look to compare and contrast how heredity and hormones may affect the way humans behave knowing that hormones play a significant role and questioning the significance of heredity traits. Heredity traits are questionable as to whether or not they cause changes in human behaviors. Someone who has inherited the trait for schizophrenia is likely to be diagnosed with this same disease and therefore it will impact the individual’s behavior. Studies also exist to
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