Summary 3 The delicate biochemical balance in normal behavior

Summary 3

The delicate balance of neurotransmitters and hormones becomes visible in the way people behave. With this behavior you can characterize personality theories. Eysenck provides a handhold when it comes to determining the predisposition anyone has. You receive this predisposition at the moment you are born, and it is to a large extent determined by the biochemical balance in your body, especially in your brain. From evolution, inherited Sensation seeking is a behavioral form you still find in riots and rallies. Zuckermann has mapped this behavioral form in his Sensation Seeking Scale and concludes that this form can lead to criminal behavior. In boys, more often a criminal predisposition occurs. This predisposition is fed by a risky cocktail of neurotransmitters and hormones, such as adrenaline, vasopressin, testosterone and a lack of the calming MAO-A. In extremes this can lead to life-threatening youth gangs and extreme soccer violence.
An imbalance in the delicate biochemical balance can also cause behavioral problems in the autistic spectrum and in depression and stress.

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