An outline for the Influences on Behavior and Psychological Disorders


An outlinefor the Influences on Behavior and Psychological Disorders

An Outlinefor the Influences on Behavior and Psychological Disorders I.Introduction

  1. Factors influencing behavior – Factors including personal behaviors, access to quality healthcare, inheritance and general external environment (water, quality air, and housing conditions).

  2. Thesis statement: The presentation will analyze the factors that affect once mental, social health and behavior. Basing on research from various sources the paper will argue that the social status, the general environment, and quality healthcare are the major factors that affect one physical, mental health and behavior.

II.General Environment

  1. Effect of environment- Fernández et al. (2015) argues that the quality of air water and housing can affect one’s life.

  2. Effect on physical- living in a polluted environment makes one susceptible to suffer from infections and other health issues.

  3. Effect on mental- The metal stability is depended on the environment one is living in. Though the general involvement can affect behavior the effect is quite limited (Dickerson et al. 2011).

  1. Social factors

  1. Variable- Variables such race, ethnicity, sex roles, immigration, poverty, and deprivation play an important role in shaping one`s behavior and their mental health.

  2. Economic status- The social, economic standards of a person affect how people think how they perceive the world, and also how they react to this environment (Seward, 2009).

  1. Cultural factors

  1. Effects- social and cultural variable are the antecedents of mental health, physical health as well as behavior (Wrzesien et al., 2015).

  1. Conclusion

  1. Overview of the presentation- Summary of the major points discussed and presented

  2. Overall conclusion- There is numerous factors that affect the mental status as well as the physical health of a person. The physical environment might affect the quality of life one lives and these eventual effects on behavior and mental health. Understanding these factors is one way towards dealing with social problems in the society.


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