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The Ecological Approach

The ecological approach appears to be one of the most important approaches because our environments and the things that surround us everyday strongly dictate how we live our lives and develop as people. If a problem arises in the surrounding…

Dancer by Night

Hello, I’m Devin Jay-Garfein. I am a sophomore and a psychology major. I took ANP 201 prior to this class and enjoyed it. It was my first anthropology class and I really liked it. I have never taken a class…

Biological Approach

I believe that the biological approach to medical anthropology is the most practical due to its scientific basis and lack of political opinion relative to other approaches.  The biological approach is rooted in the science behind genetics, how the environment…

Biological Approach

I believe that the biological approach is useful in understanding health mainly because it focuses on three different aspects (environmental, genetics, and individual choice) and how they connect with each other. This could be helpful in understanding the health of…

Infertility

I defined health to mean a state in which a person is not at risk of death or having any disease, aside from the inherent risks associated with growing old, due to their current physical and mental conditions.  I believe…

Poverty

To me, health is a gauge of the ability of my body to “carry on” without any detrimental effects. This means that although I may get sick from a virus or bacteria, get injured, or even lose a limb, my…

Biological approach

I believe that using a biological approach would be the most useful in studying health. A biological approach would be most useful because it focuses mainly on evolutionary processes, genetic variations, and the way populations respond to diseases. When trying…

Applied

I chose the Applied approach to be the approach that would be more useful and beneficial to studying health. The applied approach is the only way that seems to involve the people that are being affected or could be affected…

Anxiety

The definition of health that I created was the physical and emotional well-being of an individual. The definition of illness that I created was a physical or emotional abnormality in an individual that caused them pain, distress, or affected their…

Biological Approach

I think the biological approach is the most useful to me in studying health. I think it is very beneficial to think of health as a combination of factors from genetics, the environment, and individual choice. Also, due to my…