Research has been conducted regarding this debate which has resulted in a conclusion that both genes and environment do play a role in the criminality of an individual. This evidence has been generated from a number of twin, family, and adoption studies as well as laboratory experiments. Furthermore, the research has stated that it is more often an interaction between genes and the environment that predicts criminal behavior. Having a genetic predisposition for criminal behavior does not determine the actions of an individual, but if they are exposed to the right environment, then their chances are greater for engaging in criminal or anti-social behavior.
Tweet "We all respond to subtle sub-consious 'suggestions' from our environment all the time" courtesy of nathanmac87 People's suggestibility can be powerfully influenced by the environment in which they find themselves, and you can use environmental triggers - and 'triggers' can, of course, include your own words - to seed suggestions which are later taken up by the person listening to you.
The key idea here is that hypnotic suggestibility happens all the time. And it is often the case that the source The direct effect of ones environment on behavior a 'suggestion' is actually not a hypnotist, as such, but the environment itself.
For example, research has shown that a subtle background aroma of cleaning liquid in the air influences people to be perceptibly cleaner and tidier than they would otherwise be. Another fascinating piece of research reported in the journal Science in October involved hot and cold cups of coffee.
Students were asked to hold a cup of coffee in their hands for a few seconds before reading an information pack about a hypothetical person and then assessing this person's 'character'.
The students who had held a hot cup of coffee were significantly more likely to describe the hypothetical individual as 'warm and friendly' than the students who had held an iced coffee. Just the immediate environment of their hands had seeded their unconscious minds, and, although they all read the very same information about the imaginary individual, their responses were largely in accord with the environmental 'suggestion'.
Students unconsciously exposed to patterns of youth, vitality, energy and strength will walk out of the office more quickly than when they arrived. And this happens even when people have no conscious memory of having seen the briefcase afterwards. Again, people are or more cooperative when they glimpse words like dependable and support - all without being aware of the change, or what prompted it.
Years ago I used to see many of my hypnotherapy clients at my home. I was struck by how many of my clients reported they always felt like smiling upon leaving after a session.
Only after some months did I notice that my little son had stuck a tiny smiley sticker on the door to my clinic room. It was visible, but was so small that it would have been hardly noticeable to people leaving the room. We pay taller men higher salaries, men find women dressed in red more attractive and, in turn, women will find a man more attractive if he has other women smiling at him.
Even a photo of a man's face is deemed more attractive if it's surrounded by other pictures of smiling women. But a vital point to remember here is that words form a very important part of our environment.
Think how you'd feel if you went out for the evening with someone who peppered which for you means 'seeded' their conversation with words like: This person would have effectively built up an 'environment of words' around you, to which you might begin to respond just as surely as you might to the smell of disinfectant or relaxing background music.
So, when you use language, think of yourself as literally building an environment for someone else to inhabit and respond to.
Surgeons who use words like pain, hurt, wound, agony, blood, uncontrolled, and so on are unwittingly building a negative environment for their unfortunate patient to inhabit, and seeding ideas and responses.
This is not to say that we should always avoid unpleasant words, but just be very aware of how you construct what we might call 'linguistic environments' - and therefore expectation - with the words that we use.
For example, I prefer to use the word 'healing' when talking about what the body and mind do when someone stops smoking, rather than the word 'withdrawal', which seeds quite another expectation.
How many terrified flyers are consciously aware of all the frightening words and style of language you are exposed to when you go to an airport, for example? As soon as you arrive, you are looking for the word 'Terminal' - a word which regularly triggers associations of death.
Next, you wait in the 'final departure' lounge for your 'final call'. No wonder some flying phobics have a sense of foreboding at airports! Old folks' homes can be wonderful institutions in many ways, but if the environmental pattern is one of being surrounded by infirmity, then the hypnotically debilitating effect of such a place may be greater than people may realize.
And why are we all so susceptible to environmental suggestion? Well, we need to be!
Keeping us safe is a major part of the role of the unconscious mind. It needs to be able to do this very speedily in case we need to make quick decisions. So it does something called 'thin slicing'.
This means it will take one small element of reality and generalize it, and from that it will determine what behavior to adopt. Appearances may be deceptive, of course, so developing the ability not to do this on occasion gives us the power to get beyond the limitations of this mechanism.
So it's true to say we respond much more powerfully to our environment than we realize.BARGH, CHEN, AND BURROWS However, Lashley (), in a famous discourse on the se-quential organization of behavior, was the first to use the term.
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So, it's clear that our environment has a profound impact on our psychology and will even influence how quickly we heal. I always recommend that someone grieving the loss of a relationship, perhaps after a divorce, change things in their environment.
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