Discussion 6. Which species appear to benefit from increasing fragmentation? Which species are negatively impacted? Based on your knowledge of environmental science, what could explain these observations? Support your answer with specific results from your data and ideas from your readings.
Environmental Cues and Behavior S. Renee’ Porter Psychology 460 Natasha Barnes June 23, 2013 Environmental cues are elements that convey important information or trigger an affective reaction. These cues have significant influence in normative behaviors relevant to environmental context. The power environmental cues have on normative behavior can be illustrated by injunctive norms/social norms. The most important aspects of human functioning are distinguished in three overarching goals. These goals are, 1) normative/ to behave appropriately, conform to social norms or rules, 2) gain/ behavior to maintain or improve one’s resources, and 3) hedonic/ behavior to maintain or improve the way one feels right now.
He also claims that the rise of ecological problems on the scale now occurring is a cultural phenomenon. If this is true, then a search for the roots of the cultural attitudes could show us how we might change our culture in order to effectively address these ecological problems. White basis his ideas on several key historical claims. These claims include, science and technology in its current form is typically Western and early employment of technology to drive the machines of production is also Western. White speculates that the beginnings of the change in attitude came with changes in ways of viewing humans' relationship with the local environment that came with the invention of, for instance, the furrowing plow.
The ecological perspective can be traced back to biological theories which explain how organisms adapt to their environments (Hutchison, 2013). It is often said that we are a product of our environment; we live what we learn. As we look at the Walls family that statement may not apply to all the family members. In social work practice, applying an ecological approach can be best understood as looking at persons, families, cultures, communities, policies, and to identify and intervene upon strengths and weaknesses in the transactional processes between these systems: complex relationships between living things and their environment, mutual dependence. Each part needs each other; each takes from and gives to the environment (Campbell, 2013).
Analysis Paper: Influence of the Ecological Model Liberty University COUN620 Dr. Hutton September 01, 2013 Abstract Urie Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory of development is a theory that is relevant to the lives of all persons. A person’s development is affected by their environment and those relationships are how Bronferbrenner explained his five models of systems. Those models of systems include the microsystem, mesosystem, exosystem, macrosystem, and chronosystem. The five models of systems of the ecological theory are centered upon the relationships amongst the emerging individual and our continuously changing environmental systems. This paper explains how Bronfenbrenner’s ecological theory of development has shaped my development and how these levels influenced my decision to pursue my life’s passion.
This is the study of an individual's behavior in its truest form, from an outside observance. It also correlates with the influence of the environment on an individual's behavior, which leads us to the sub-field, Environmental Psychology. The Cognitive Perspective shows up next in our reading, and involves how we as humans perceive the world, and how our understanding of it influences our behavior. The sub-field Experimental Psychology is appropriate for this perspective. Lastly we have the Humanistic Perspective.
The objective of this paper is to compare and contrast modern biosocial theory to traditional biological theory by highlighting the integrative and complex nature of modern theory and also discuss their policy implications for crime control and prevention. Walsh (2002) calls the modern biosocial theory “environmental friendly” and “biologically informed environmental approaches.” Jeffrey’s study (as cited in Barak, 1994) explained this important biosocial concept with the behavioral genetics, which maintains the genes interact with the environment to produce the pheonotype (GxE=P), which subsequently interact with the environment to produce certain behavior (PxE=Behavior). As shown above, the environment plays significant role in human behavior. Modern theorists agree that criminology needs biology as there is “empirical evidence that lawbreaking is the product of biological, psychological, and sociological factors operating in complex ways” (Wright and Miller, 1998). Naturally, this integrative characteristic of biosocial theory places it on neither side of the nature versus nurture argument.
In this piece of work I am going to be writing about different factors that could influence communication. These factors are known as communication barriers. There are ways that these communication barriers could be overcome in a way that would create effective communication. A barrier of communication is something that gets in the way or stops another thing from happening. The first barrier of communication that I am using I an environmental factor.
Those values are compassion, charity, justice, fairness, duties and rights, human species survival and human well-being. “Environmental values bring together contributions from philosophy, economists, politics, sociology, geography, anthropology, ecology and other disciplines, which relate to the present and the future environment of human beings and other species” (Oppapers.com, 2007). Finding a way to fix the growing problems of the ozone layer, deforestation, and the degeneration of our ecosystems as a whole can be looked at in three different approaches: ecofeminism,
To explain, considering the fact that the concept behind epigenetics pertains to the manifestation of characteristics through both the interplay of genes and the environment (Allis, Jenuwein, and Reinberg, 2007), and also considering the fact that Jimmy's mother is a researcher and is arguably an intellectual, then most likely such capabilities may be in part have been inherited. In addition, given the environmental aspect of teaching that allows for mental growth, then the manifestation of such