HEALTH AND ENVIRONMEM
ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH
Environmental influences play a large role in our development. While we may be born with certain tendencies and capacities, our environment can determine whether or not these are expressed, and to what degree. Our development may be directed by the influences of the specific class, culture and family in which we are raised. Psychological factors such as aggression, for instance, are more acceptable in certain classes and cultures than others, and children born into these situations tend to develop accordingly. Familial environment has proved to be a major factor in the emotional development of the individual. Sometimes physical or mental growth is temporarily delayed because of a lack of emotional warmth.
Factor – Feature or element which has influence.
A group of children found in a very low standard orphanage, who appeared to be mentally retarded with learning disabilities, were removed to a…
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