BEH/ 225 Week 2 Day 4
CheckPoint: Heredity and Hormones
The genetic makeup of hereditary can impact the human behavior and heredity is already present in your genes. May be you will show such behavior because of hereditary once in a day but it is always there. However, the behavior can change which creates the contrast from heredity and such cases arise in the case of the changes in the hormonal balance in the body because of diet changes.
The smallest of the endocrine gland which is located in the brain, is the pineal gland. The gland is responsible for when a person sleeps and wakes by releasing the hormone name melatonin. Genes which give us different heredity characteristics do have an effect on our behavior; but not on a single gene. Behaviors are complex and involve various genes among many other factors; genetics are just partly what affects our behaviors. As a complex attribute behavior is affected by both genetics and environmental aspects. Although the existence of specific hereditary factors boost or diminish the effects of others, when the genetic and environmental factors act together they show the most effect on human behavior. Morris, P (2000). Shows his opinion on how we have to understand the influence of both hereditary and environment on human behavior, some traits are purely genetics, and these traits have a high heritability; other traits are strongly influenced by the individual’s environment, and their heritability is low; many traits.
Endocrine systems, made up of glands that secrete chemical messages into the blood. The other communication system in the body is made up of endocrine glands that produce hormones, chemical substance released into the bloodstream to guide such processes as metabolism, growth, and sexual development. The thyroid gland secretes thyroxin, a hormone that can reduce concentration and lead to irritability is overactive.
Within the thyroid are four tiny pea-shaped organs, the parathyroid, which secrete...
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