PREDISPOSITION

noun. 1. a vulnerability to forming a disorder or illness, the actual growth of which is started by the interaction of particular biological, psychological, or climate-based aspects. 2. with regard to genetics, any genetic aspect which, rendered the required conditions, will lead to the growth of a particular attribute or illness.

PREDISPOSITION: "A child's predisposition to bipolar disorder, of any type, is extremely high whenever both parents are affected too."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "PREDISPOSITION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/predisposition/ (accessed July 22, 2017).
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