Explain the potential effects of five different life factors on the development of an individual There are five different types of factors that can influence the development an individual for example, lifestyle influences, socio-economic influences, genetic influences, biological influences and environmental influences. Lifestyle
In relation to Stephen, a lifestyle factor could be alcohol. If Stephen had taken alcohol these would have been the effects that would or could have happened. Many people when growing up come across people who are dealing with alcohol, especially while he was studying at university.
Physically, alcohol can affect his appearance just for the next few days or long term. Too much use of alcohol can cause great amounts of weight gain as alcohol is very fatty. Not only this but alcohol would affect his sleep, causing him to have tired baggy, blood shot looking eyes. Also, alcohol takes the nutrients and goodness out of skin so Stephens’s skin would have looked pale, grey and tired especially a few days after consuming the alcohol. As well as this alcohol would have dried out his skin and have leaded to wrinkles and premature aging. If Stephen had drank heavily he could have may develop acne rosacea, a skin disorder that starts with a tendency to blush and flush easily and can progress to facial disfiguration, a condition known as rhinophyma. The long term issues of drinking are much more server then the short term ones. Potentially alcohol can lead to many vicious diseases.
Intellectually, while he is under the influence of alcohol his reflexes will be much slower resulting in the reaction to answers been very delayed and slurred. Although, it affects you while under the influence but it can also affect Stephen for the short and long term. In the short term, for example, the day after Stephen may not be able to focus and concentrate intellectually as alcohol can make you feel poorly and can also prevent you from having much sleep causing the brain to not function as sufficient as normal. While he was at university this could have had an effect on his grades causing him to not concentrate to as much as he could have. In the long term it could have major effect on Stephen as alcohol kills brain cells causing them to not be as intelligent as they may have been before drinking. There are long term illnesses as an effect of alcohol such as korsakoff. Korsakoff is a form of dementia that is caused by too much alcohol which affects a person intellectually.
Emotionally, when Stephen goes out under alcohol he will probably feel on top when he’s around his friends however, the next day when the alcohol after effects come in and Stephen is poorly. This can make him feel depressed and lead to anxiety attacks. In the long term, if Stephen had become addicted and drank most nights then it would most likely end him up having money worries when it comes to needing to pay bills which could cause more stress and depression.
Socially, Stephen could get associating with the wrong crowd of people. Although drinking is an illegal thing that most people get involved in as a social aspect if Stephen went too much regularly although he’s got into drinking they may offer other drugs such as cocaine, heroin, which have more server consequences and effects. Also, at university if he is always drunk he may get a reputation. He could lose friends if he was seen as a fighter. Over 30% of abuse is caused when under the influences of alcohol meaning that Stephen has a high change of getting into trouble when drunk.
In relation to Stephen, a socio-economic factor could be social class. The effects of social class can be felt anywhere. Almost every aspect of society is influenced in some manner by social class. Stephen was considered to be brought up in a high class family so he would have been affected by factors that are influenced by high class upbringing. Physically, Stephens’s social...
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