BIOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY

n. an approach which studies the biological and social background of human behavior. It explores how the biological aspects of nervous, biochemical, and genetic function can be influenced by social factors and how, in turn, the social environment can affect the expression of these functions. Thus, there is a reciprocal relationship which can be described as biosocial.

BIOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY: "Because the Biosocial Developmental Theory considers both biological and social aspects, it leads to a better understanding of human behavior especially during the adolescent, teenage years. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BIOSOCIAL DEVELOPMENTAL THEORY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/biosocial-developmental-theory/ (accessed August 18, 2019).
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