Describe biological factors that could have a hand in the formation of personality.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 3:07 am ad1c9bdddf
Biological factors that influence the formation of personality include:
Genetics or heredity concerns a person's heritage and to whom he or she is born. At the very least, heredity determines physical components of a person, and the physical components of a person help determine how a person sees him or herself. Other theorists believe that genetics play a role in intelligence, etc., but that is debatable.
Essentially, too much or too little of any substance/nutrient/vitamin can put a body in a less-than healthy state. This can affect the mind and, eventually, a person's personality. A starving person has a different personality at the point of starvation than a person who is well-fed.
- Neurological/chemical items and drugs
These play a role because drugs can affect a person's personality immediately (arousal, sedateness, neurotic, etc.) In addition, neurochemical effects are explained well in the next passage, borrowed from the following website: ...
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Biological and Humanistic Approaches to Personality
* Use Maslow's hierarchy of needs to discuss the extent to which growth needs influence personality formation.
* Describe biological factors that influence the formation of personality.
* Examine the relationship of biological factors to Maslow's theory of personality.
* Explain the basic aspects of humanistic theory that are incompatible with biological explanations of personality.