University of Phoenix
PSY #340 Professor Rodwell
In introducing temperature within the regulatory behavior we can explore how it effects or bodies and how are we are affected by the changes that occur. There are a few questions that may rise when you are discovering why the temperature changes when we have a fever or are even cold. What makes us react to hot or cold temperature? What are some signals that the brain sends throughout the body? When studying the areas of the brain the communicate with the body we see that the “hypothalamus (a special section of the brain) there is an area that controls heat, thirst and other body functions. When you get too hot or too cold, this center alerts the rest of the body. It sends messages that either cool you off or warm you up.” Nervous System. (n.d.). In proceeding with what question might come up we can also ask ourselves why do why get fevers and what occurs to our bodies when we have a fever? When we have a fever it’s is due to an infection in our bodies. As the body response to the heat the “substances travel through the bloodstream to the brain and alert the body's heat control center. The center responds by making the cells work faster. The increased work raises the temperature of the body and you have a fever.” Nervous System. (n.d.). Then we can view the impactions of temperature and how our behavior can possibly be altered due to symptoms of body temperature from heat, cold, illness, etc. Temperature plays a huge role in how the nervous system delegates function to the nervous system. The change can shed light on the synaptic and conduction late responses, which shows the delay responses in humans and animals within their own sensorimotor.
The effects of fear, aggression, or anxiety can triggers sweating because the body temperature rises. There are studies that have been conducted that take a look at children with FOH, which stands for Fear of harm. When taking a closer look we see that the children with FOH get hot a lot quicker then other children. The studies found “that children with FOH have some sort of problem with body temperature regulation. They believe that it has to do with how their bodies dissipate heat in order to maintain the correct internal temperature.” What is Fear of Harm? (2013, July 22). As all changes in the body take place we start to see anxiety peek it’s ugly head and exacerbating the mood of the child until the anxiety bills up. The child begins to alter they behavior and starts to avoid certain activities and one of them is normally school. School is a place of learning but also can transform into a place that triggers fear sending the child into an anxiety attack, which makes them hate or have fear and develop companionship issues along with a need to have someone always near by. If the child is diagnosed with anxiety they sometimes gain other disorders like for example separation anxiety, phobias of social environments, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive disorder and post-traumatic syndrome. Another symptom that is developed is that of aggression. Although not everyone displays aggression in the same manner we can see that it hinders his or her self control and reactions. Then we can analyze other effects of aggression which can lead too “Sometimes the child turns the action inward on him or herself with abuse ranging from skin picking and cutting to head banging, self-inflicted injury including laceration and broken bones and/or (attempted) suicide.” What is Fear of Harm? (2013, July 22). The function of the hormones involved and how they relate to temperature in children. The hormones send out signals to cells, which then send more signals to other cells. Hormones are easily “influenced by factors such as stress, infection, and changes in the balance of fluid and minerals in blood.” Endocrine System. (n.d.). When a child’s hormones are active…