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Biological System
Includes all those proccesses neccessary for the physical functioning of the organism. Sensory capacitites, motor responses, and the workings of the respiratory systems are all biological proccesses.
Psychological System
Includes those mental processes central to the person's ability to make meaning of experiences and take action. Emotion, memory and perception, problem solving, language, symbolic abilities, and orientation to the future all require the use of psychological processes. The psychological system provides the resources for processing information and navigating reality.
Societal System
Includes those processes through which a person becomes integrated into society. Societal influences include social roles, rituals, cultural myths, social expectations, leadership styles, communication patterns, family organization, ethnic and subcultural influences, political and religious ideologies, patterns of economic prosperity or poverty and war or peace, and exposure to racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination, intolerance, or intergroup hostility. The impact of the societal system on psychosocial development results largely from interpersonal relationships, often relationships with close or significant others.
Culture
Refers to the socially standardized ways of thinking, feeling, and acting that are shared by members of a society.
Life Expectancy
The average number of years from birth to death, as based on statistical analyses of the length of life for people born in a particular period.