Environmental Effects on Personality
Environmental Effects on Personality

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School
Boston College
Department
Counseling, Developmental, and Educational Psychology
Course
APSY 2240
Professor
Julia Whitcavitch- Devoy
Semester
Spring

Description
Depending on the timing and duration of certain hormones in utero, it may change sexual preference Mercury and lead poisoning Cognitive and behavioral deficits in children Manganese  Biting/fighting? Behavior Effects through illness Personality can be drastically changed as a result of an illness Alzheimer’s Stroke Temporal lobe epilepsy Various surgical procedure Lobotomy: Drugs (legal and illegal) Tranquilizers and antidepressants Cocaine: symptoms of paranoia, obsessed with small details, persecuted Tropism: process by which some individuals will grow towards a more fulfilling health and healthy  environments while other individuals may be drawn towards unhealthy environments; effects personality Physical Characteristics Somatotype Endomorph: chubby Happy
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