WHAT ARE ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT IN MENTAL HEALTH?

ACCREDITED SENIOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST / COUNSELLOR -Dr.Fawzy Masaoud-LONDON, ENGLAND

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.

Definition

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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