Heredity and Hormones

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Heredity and Hormones GG Baker April 8, 2011 BEH 225
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The influence that heredity and hormones have on human behavior has always been a major topic of human psychology. Many have come to believe that heredity is what mainly affects a person’s attitude and way of reacting to things. In some ways this is true, but hormones may play a part in that behavior as well. According to WebMD (2010), "Heredity is the transmission of characters from parent to offspring by information encoded in the parental germ cells” (Medical Dictionary). Basically heredity is what determines a person’s appearance through the passing of certain genes from generation to generation. Metal abilities and natural talents are affected by heredity, as is the susceptibility to acquire certain diseases. This is all studies in human genetics. Behavior genetics is the field in biology that studies the role of genetics in human behavior.
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This note was uploaded on 05/15/2011 for the course BEH 225 taught by Professor Mrking during the Spring '09 term at University of Phoenix.

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