Sociology and Biological Factors

Apr

21

2016

Both, sociology and biological factors have had contradictory view for several years. Biological factors are the effects of the anatomy of people on their behaviour and actions in a society. However, sociology explains that different social activities, cultures, norms and social processes effect the behaviour and actions of people in a society. Sociologists argue that according to the biological factors people with the same genes are supposed to act and behave the same way but the actions and behaviour of children of the same family differ even though they share the same genes. They say that the behaviour and actions of a person are developed once he/she steps into the secondary stage of socialisation. However, it would be false to say that the biological make up of a person doesn’t effect the way he/she might behave in a society. Genes do effect the personality of a person, which usually people refer as the family trait; an action that symbolises the family. Yet, they behaviour and actions may change with the different levels of socialisation he/she may be on and the different social activities he/she may have.

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