English translation: character traits; predisposition
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German to English translations [PRO] Law/Patents - Psychology / jugendgefährdende Medien
German term or phrase:Anlagemomente
In this sentence:
Durch § 131 StGB soll auch der Einzelne vor einer aggressionsbedingten Fehlentwicklung bewahrt werden, wie sie etwa durch Aktivierung oder Verstärkung vorhandener Labilitäten oder Anlagemomente im Sinne einer Stimulierung oder Abstumpfung und Verrohung eintreten kann.
Explanation: Anlage in the sense of Veranlagung. "Momente" in the sense of elements, factors.
Kim Metzger Mexico Local time: 15:12 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 64
Somehow this fitted better, in the end, into my translation of the sentence. However, thanks to Nicole and those who commented on the answers, as well!
14 mins confidence: peer agreement (net): +5
"However, it should not affect policy decisions concerning the prevention of crime. Suggestions that inner city youth should be screened for biological predisposition toward crime or violence and then treated accordingly are scary for a number of reasons."
"However, men with the “aggression” genes aren’t necessarily all cads; genetics appears to be predictive only if men have hostile attitudes and fathers who never completed high school. Moreover, a genetic predisposition toward aggression could be rebuffed by a mother who nurtures her infant, suggests another study involving primates."