beh 225 heredity and hormones

beh 225 heredity and hormones - Ashley Kennedy Heredity and...

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Ashley Kennedy Heredity and Hormones Hormones are chemical substances that are released from the endocrine glands and carried through the body through the blood stream, to carry messages to the body. At puberty hormones trigger development of sex characteristics like breast in women, a deep voice in men and underarm and pubic hair in both men and women. Hormones activate behavior, hormones affect things like sexual behavior, alertness, sleepiness, ability to concentrate, aggressiveness, reactions to stress and the want for companionship. Hormones also affect mood, emotions, and the ability to resist disease. Certain hormones may contribute to psychological disorders like depression. Heredity can take genes and personal traits and pass it from one generation to another. Two fields that address the influence of heredity on human behavior is behavior genetics and evolutionary psychology. When it comes to heredity and behavior there are some things that people cannot help like seizures, verbal skills, and aggressiveness, which can also be
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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